SuperPower adds thinner substrate options to superconducting wire offerings
- SuperPower adds a 30 micron substrate geometry to further increase product flexibility and increase current density -
April 1, 2014 – Hannover, Germany – SuperPower Inc., a subsidiary of Furakawa Electric Company of Japan, is once again participating in the SuperConducting City Exposition at the 2014 Hannover Messe, the world’s premiere trade fair on energy and industry technology topics and has announced a new product offering to highlight an innovative technology and manufacturing advancement made over the past year.
Yusei Shirasaka, president of SuperPower, said, “we are pleased to announce the addition of a 30 micron substrate thickness option to our standard offerings of 50 and 100 micron substrate second-generation (2G) high temperature superconducting (HTS) wires. This new geometry was developed at the request of a number of our customers who will benefit enormously from the additional current density they will gain from this even thinner wire. Our 50 and 100 micron substrates have already been half or less the thickness of our competitors’ wires, offering an enormous advantage for coil configurations. The 30 micron option will give an even greater benefit in current density that leads to smaller size and lower weight of devices.”
“Advanced Conductor Technologies has been eagerly awaiting this new, thinner profile conductor for incorporporation into our high current density Conductor on Round Core (CORC) cable,” said Dr. Danko van der Laan, founder and chief executive officer of the start-up company located in Boulder, Colorado. “The 33% reduction in conductor profile in combination with much better mechanical properties, will contribute to an increase of as high as 50 % to our extremely current dense, flexible cable that is being eagerly awaited for incorporation into devices such as the next generation of accelerators and high-field scientific magnets.”
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SuperPower Inc. a subsidiary of Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (TSE:5801; TYO:5801), was formed in March 2000 to develop and commercialize high temperature superconductor (HTS) technology for applications that benefit from high energy density, high magnetic fields and green attributes, including energy, medical, transportation, research and other sectors. To learn more, visit www.superpower-inc.com