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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-CSA-Infra | Phase: INFRA-2008-1.1.1 | Award Amount: 32.30M | Year: 2009

Particle physics stands at the threshold of a new era of discovery and insight. Results from the much awaited LHC are expected to shed light on the origin of mass, supersymmetry, new space dimensions and forces. In July 2006 the European Strategy Group for Particle Physics defined accelerator priorities for the next 15 years in order to consolidate the potential for discovery and conduct the required precision physics. These include an LHC upgrade, R&D on TeV linear colliders and studies on neutrino facilities. These ambitious goals require the mobilisation of all European resources to face scientific and technological challenges well beyond the current state-of-the-art and the capabilities of any single laboratory or country. EuCARD will contribute to the formation of a European Research Area in accelerator science, effectively creating a distributed accelerator laboratory across Europe. It will address the new priorities by upgrading European accelerator infrastructures while continuing to strengthen the collaboration between its participants and developing synergies with industrial partners. R&D will be conducted on high field superconducting magnets, superconducting RF cavities which are particularly relevant for FLASH, XFEL and SC proton linacs, two-beam acceleration, high efficiency collimation and new accelerator concepts. EuCARD will include networks to monitor the performance and risks of innovative solutions and to disseminate results. Trans-national access will be granted to users of beams and advanced test facilities. Strong joint research activities will support priority R&D themes. As an essential complement to national and CERN programmes, the EuCARD proposal will strengthen the European Research Area by ensuring that European accelerator infrastructures further improve their performance and remain at the forefront of global research, serving a community of well over 10,000 physicists from all over the world.


This report studies sales (consumption) of US Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems Market 2016, focuses on the top players, with sales, price, revenue and market share for each player, covering ABB ASG Superconductors SpA American Superconductor Corporation Columbus Superconductors SpA Beijing Innopower Superconductor Cable Bruker Energy & Supercon Technologies Fujikura General Cable Superconductors Hyper Tech Research Split by product types, with sales, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, can be divided into Type I Type II Type III Split by applications, this report focuses on sales, market share and growth rate of Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems in each application, can be divided into Application 1 Application 2 Application 3 United States Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems Market Report 2016 1 Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems Overview 1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems 1.2 Classification of Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems 1.2.1 Type I 1.2.2 Type II 1.2.3 Type III 1.3 Application of Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems 1.3.1 Application 1 1.3.2 Application 2 1.3.3 Application 3 1.4 United States Market Size Sales (Value) and Revenue (Volume) of Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems (2011-2021) 1.4.1 United States Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems Sales and Growth Rate (2011-2021) 1.4.2 United States Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems Revenue and Growth Rate (2011-2021) 5 United States Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems Manufacturers Profiles/Analysis 5.1 ABB 5.1.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 5.1.2 Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems Product Type, Application and Specification 5.1.2.1 Type I 5.1.2.2 Type II 5.1.3 ABB Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 5.1.4 Main Business/Business Overview 5.2 ASG Superconductors SpA 5.2.2 Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems Product Type, Application and Specification 5.2.2.1 Type I 5.2.2.2 Type II 5.2.3 ASG Superconductors SpA Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 5.2.4 Main Business/Business Overview 5.3 American Superconductor Corporation 5.3.2 Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems Product Type, Application and Specification 5.3.2.1 Type I 5.3.2.2 Type II 5.3.3 American Superconductor Corporation Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 5.3.4 Main Business/Business Overview 5.4 Columbus Superconductors SpA 5.4.2 Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems Product Type, Application and Specification 5.4.2.1 Type I 5.4.2.2 Type II 5.4.3 Columbus Superconductors SpA Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 5.4.4 Main Business/Business Overview 5.5 Beijing Innopower Superconductor Cable 5.5.2 Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems Product Type, Application and Specification 5.5.2.1 Type I 5.5.2.2 Type II 5.5.3 Beijing Innopower Superconductor Cable Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 5.5.4 Main Business/Business Overview 5.6 Bruker Energy & Supercon Technologies 5.6.2 Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems Product Type, Application and Specification 5.6.2.1 Type I 5.6.2.2 Type II 5.6.3 Bruker Energy & Supercon Technologies Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 5.6.4 Main Business/Business Overview 5.7 Fujikura 5.7.2 Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems Product Type, Application and Specification 5.7.2.1 Type I 5.7.2.2 Type II 5.7.3 Fujikura Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 5.7.4 Main Business/Business Overview 5.8 General Cable Superconductors 5.8.2 Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems Product Type, Application and Specification 5.8.2.1 Type I 5.8.2.2 Type II 5.8.3 General Cable Superconductors Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 5.8.4 Main Business/Business Overview 5.9 Hyper Tech Research 5.9.2 Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems Product Type, Application and Specification 5.9.2.1 Type I 5.9.2.2 Type II 5.9.3 Hyper Tech Research Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 5.9.4 Main Business/Business Overview 5.10 Luvata U.K. 5.10.2 Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems Product Type, Application and Specification 5.10.2.1 Type I 5.10.2.2 Type II 5.10.3 Luvata U.K. Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 5.10.4 Main Business/Business Overview 5.11 Nexans SA 5.12 Southwire Company 5.13 Sumitomo Electric Industries 5.14 Superconductor Technologies 5.15 SuperPower 5.16 SuNam 5.17 Southwire Global QYResearch (http://globalqyresearch.com/ ) is the one spot destination for all your research needs. 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Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ENERGY.2013.7.2.3 | Award Amount: 62.80M | Year: 2014

A group of eight Transmission System Operators with a generator company, manufacturers and research organisations, propose 5 demonstration projects to remove, in 4 years, several barriers which prevent large-scale penetration of renewable electricity production in the European transmission network. The full scale demonstrations led by industry aim at proving the benefits of novel technologies coupled with innovative system integration approaches: - A scaled down model of generators connected to a HVDC link is used within a new testing facility to validate novel control strategies to improve the interaction between HVDC links and wind turbine generators - The implementation of a full scale, hardware-in-the-loop test setup in collaboration with worldwide market leaders of HVDC-VSC technology explores the interactions of HVDC VSC multiterminal control systems to validate their interoperable operations - Strategies to upgrade existing HVDC interconnectors are validated with the help of innovative components, architecture and system integration performances, to ensure higher RES penetration and more efficient cross border exchanges. - Full scale experiments and pilot projects at real life scale of both installation and operation of AC overhead line repowering technologies are carried out to show how existing corridors can see their existing capacity increase within affordable investments. - The technical feasibility of integrating DC superconducting links within an AC meshed network (using MgB2 as the critical material) will be tested at prototype scale, thus proving that significant performance improvements have been reached to enable commercialization before 2030 The experimental results will be integrated into European impact analyses to show the scalability of the solutions: routes for replication will be provided with benefits for the pan European transmission network and the European electricity market as soon as 2018, in line with the SET plan objectives


Sanz S.,Tecnalia | Arlaban T.,Acciona | Manzanas R.,Acciona | Tropeano M.,Columbus Superconductors Spa | And 5 more authors.
Journal of Physics: Conference Series | Year: 2014

Offshore wind market demands higher power rate and reliable turbines in order to optimize capital and operational cost. These requests are difficult to overcome with conventional generator technologies due to a significant weight and cost increase with the scaling up. Thus superconducting materials appears as a prominent solution for wind generators, based on their capacity to held high current densities with very small losses, which permits to efficiently replace copper conductors mainly in the rotor field coils. However the state-of-the-art superconducting generator concepts still seem to be expensive and technically challenging for the marine environment. This paper describes a 10 MW class novel direct drive superconducting generator, based on MgB2 wires and a modular cryogen free cooling system, which has been specifically designed for the offshore wind industry needs. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ENERGY.2012.2.3.1 | Award Amount: 5.24M | Year: 2012

SUPRAPOWER is a research project focused on a major innovation in offshore wind turbine technology by developing a new compact superconductor-based generator. The project aims to provide an important breakthrough in offshore wind industrial solutions by designing an innovative, lightweight, robust and reliable 10 MW class offshore wind turbine based on a superconducting (SC) generator, taking into account all the essential aspects of electric conversion, integration and manufacturability. Todays geared as well as direct-drive permanent magnet generators are difficult to scale up further. Their huge size and weight drives up the cost of both fixed and floating foundations as well as O&M cost. New solutions to provide better power scalability, weight reduction and reliability are needed. Superconductivity may be the only technology able to combine such features and allow scaling to 10 MW and beyond by radical reduction of the head mass. SUPRAPOWER will pursue the following general objectives: To reduce turbine head mass, size and cost of offshore wind turbines by means of a compact superconducting generator. To reduce O&M and transportation costs and increase life cycle using an innovative direct drive system. To increase the reliability and efficiency of high power wind turbines by means of drive-train specific integration in the nacelle. Starting from an already patent-applied concept, the coordinator has assembled a top-class European consortium from 7 countries. Industrial partners are a wind turbine manufacturer, an energy company, an SME superconducting wire developer, a cryogenic systems supplier, and an offshore engineering company. In addition to the coordinator, research partners are a large laboratory with deep experience in superconductivity, a university and a national institute. The main outcome of the project will be a proof of concept for a key European technology to scale wind turbines up to power levels of 10MW and beyond


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: SPA.2012.2.2-02 | Award Amount: 2.74M | Year: 2013

Long duration permanence in deep space or on the surface of planet not protected by a thick atmosphere and/or magnetosphere represent a challenge which remains, as today, unsolved. Long time exposure to Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCR) and Solar Energetic Particles (SEP) is thought to cause a significant increase in the probability of various type of cancers. Means to adequately shield the astronauts from the ionizing radiation are required in order to realistically plan for exploration missions to Mars, Near Earth Asteroids or for setting on the Moon surface. This study will explore the feasibility of a superconducting magnetic shield, comparing the various possible magnetic configurations and analyzing its merits as well the challenges of this approach. It also include the development of some key abilitating technologies to be used to build such a spacecraft shield.


Pallecchi I.,CNR Institute of Neuroscience | Bernardini F.,University of Cagliari | Tropeano M.,CNR Institute of Neuroscience | Tropeano M.,Columbus Superconductors S.p.A | And 8 more authors.
Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics | Year: 2011

In this paper, we investigate the Ru-substituted LaFeAsO compound by studying the magnetotransport behavior and its relationship with the band structure in different regimes of temperature, magnetic field, and Ru content. In particular, we analyze the magnetoresistance of LaFe1-xRu xAsO (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.6) samples with the support of ab initio calculations, and we find that in the whole series: (i) the transport is dominated by electron bands only; (ii) the magnetoresistance exhibits distinctive features related to the presence of Dirac cones; indeed, ab initio calculations confirm the presence of anisotropic Dirac cones in the band structure; (iii) the low temperature mobility is exceptionally high and reaches 18.6 m2/(Vs) in the Ru-free sample at T=2 K in the extreme limit of a single Landau level occupied in the Dirac cones; (iv) the mobility drops abruptly above 10-15 K; (v) the disorder has a very weak effect on the band mobilities and on the transport properties; and (vi) there exists a correlation between the temperature ranges of Dirac cones and SDW carrier condensation. These findings evidence the outstanding transport properties of Dirac cones in Fe-based pnictides parent compounds. © 2011 American Physical Society.


Prando G.,University of Pavia | Prando G.,Third University of Rome | Lascialfari A.,University of Pavia | Lascialfari A.,University of Milan | And 7 more authors.
Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics | Year: 2011

Superconducting fluctuations (SFs) in SmFeAsO0.8F0.2 (characterized by superconducting transition temperature Tc52.3 K) are investigated by means of isothermal high-resolution dc magnetization measurements. The diamagnetic response above Tc to magnetic fields up to 1 T is similar to that previously reported for underdoped cuprate superconductors and justified in terms of metastable superconducting islands of nonzero order parameter lacking long-range coherence because of strong phase fluctuations. In the high-field regime (H 1.5 T) scaling arguments predicted on the basis of the Ginzburg-Landau theory for conventional SFs are confirmed, at variance with what is observed in the low-field regime. This fact shows that two different phenomena are simultaneously present in the fluctuating diamagnetism, namely the phase SFs of novel character and the conventional SFs. High magnetic fields (1.5 T HHc2) are found to suppress the former while leaving unaltered the latter. © 2011 American Physical Society.


Putti M.,University of Genoa | Grasso G.,Columbus Superconductors SpA
MRS Bulletin | Year: 2011

The history of superconductivity in MgB2 has been short, but intense. Ten years after its discovery, the two-gap mechanism of superconductivity in MgB2 has been mastered to a considerable extent while developing its superconducting properties in wires that meet the technical and economic requirements of industrial applications. The hope for dry superconductivity (i.e., without any liquid cryogen) using this simple and low-cost material has been recently fulfilled, with current commercial availability of MgB2-based dry MRI machines. We expect that scientific progress in understanding and developing MgB 2 conductors will continue, strengthening the base for further deployment of MgB 2 in applications. This article presents the main scientific and technical highlights of MgB 2, describing its two-gap superconductivity, progress in improving its superconducting properties, the advances toward making MgB 2 a fully recognized practical superconductor, and its prospects for ongoing and upcoming applications. © 2011 Materials Research Society.


Patent
Columbus Superconductors S.P.A. | Date: 2014-10-16

A brazing system (1) for manufacturing an armored superconductor wire (10, 10a) comprises: a first feeder (5) of a superconductor wire (11), a second feeder (6) of a conductor wire (12), a layer (13) of brazing alloy being applied to a first face (12a) of the conductor wire (12), an aligning device (8) for approaching the superconductor wire (11) to said first face (12a), a furnace for melting the brazing alloy layer (13), a collimator (15), comprising: at least one first plurality of rolls (17) rotatable about respective first rotation axes (Y) orthogonal to said axial direction (X) to compress said assembly in direction orthogonal to said first face (12a), at least one second plurality of rolls (18) rotatable about respective second rotation axes (Z) orthogonal to the axial direction (X) and to the first rotation axes (Y) to compress the sides of the assembly, cooling means (25) downstream of the rolls (17, 18) to solidify the brazing alloy layer (13).

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