Superconductivity – Part 5: Matrix to superconductor volume ratio measurement – Copper to superconductor volume ratio of Cu/Nb-Ti composite superconducting wires
|Publication Date:||1 May 2013|
|ICS Code (Superconductivity and conducting materials):||29.050|
|ICS Code (Measurement of electrical and magnetic quantities):||17.220.20|
This part of IEC 61788 covers a test method for the determination of copper to superconductor volume ratio of Cu/Nb-Ti composite superconducting wires.
This test method and the alternate method in Annex A are intended for use with Cu/Nb-Ti composite superconducting wires with a cross-sectional area of 0,1 mm2 to 3 mm2, a diameter of the Nb-Ti filament(s) of 2 μm to 200 μm, and a copper to superconductor volume ratio of 0,5 or more.
The Cu/Nb-Ti composite test conductor discussed in this method has a monolithic structure with a round or rectangular cross-section. This test method is carried out by dissolving the copper with nitric acid. Deviations from this test method that are allowed for routine tests and other specific restrictions are given in this standard.
Cu/Nb-Ti composite superconducting wires beyond the limits in the cross-sectional area, the filament diameter and the copper to superconductor volume ratio could be measured with this present method with an anticipated reduction of uncertainty. Other, more specialized, specimen test geometries may be more appropriate for conductors beyond the limits and have been omitted from this present standard for simplicity and to retain low uncertainty.
The test method given in this standard is expected to apply to other superconducting composite wires after some appropriate modifications.