Bi(2223)/Ag tapes made by the Tape-In-Rectangular-Tube (TIRT) Process

P Kovac, I Husek, T Melisek, Kenji Kawano, John Abell

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Multi-core tape composites with various filament configurations have been made by a tape-in-rectangular tube (TIRT) process. This TIRT process is based on the deformation of multifilamentary composites assembled from a rectangular Ag (Ag-alloy) tube filled by pre-deformed single-core BSCCO/Ag tapes. Two-axial rolling induces texture in the filaments in two rolling planes, with the filament planes oriented parallel or perpendicular to the tape width, thus reducing the high I, anisotropy which can degrade the total current in coils working at high temperatures (77 K). The homogeneity of the filaments was studied by a magneto-optical technique. Roll-sintered samples were measured at 77 K in an external magnetic field up to 1 T and at constant fields (0.1 T and 0.5 T) at various orientations (between parallel and perpendicular) to the tape surface. The results demonstrate the possibility of using these tapes for selected parts of a coil winding to reduce the apparent effect of the radial field component on the reduction of the total coil current.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-144
Number of pages6
JournalSuperconductor Science & Technology
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001


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