Development of graded and isotropic conductors for (RE)Ba2Cu3O7 superconducting magnets

01 October 2011 → 30 September 2015
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Inorganic chemistry
  • Engineering and technology
    • Ceramic and glass materials
    • Materials science and engineering
    • Semiconductor materials
    • Other materials engineering
ink jet printing nanomaterials (electro)ceramic coatings chemical solution deposition superconductors pinning
Project description

The dependence of critical current density on the magnetic field strength and orientation, J(B,theta), is the major obstacle to high-field applications of superconductors. This project therefore aims at the development of graded-pinning YBa2Cu3Oy superconducting thin films. The aim is to grow nanoparticles in specific directions along the YBCO films and the combination of layers with different additions and different pinning orientations will be grown by layer over layer deposition with ink jet printing.