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RN20 - Development of Metallic Superconductors in Japan
Development of Metallic Superconductors in Japan
Faculty of Engineering, Tokai University
4-1-1, Kitakaname, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa 259-1292, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]
Abstract = This article overviews the development of metallic superconductors in Japan covering different kinds of alloys, intermetallic compounds and MgB2. Metallic superconductors have opened many new application areas in science and technology. Japan has been one of the leading countries in the world, both in the research and development and in large-scale manufacturing of metallic superconductors.
Keywords - alloys, intermetallic compounds, MgB2, fabrication process, microstructure, superconducting wire, superconducting cable, superconductor performance, superconducting magnet, application of superconductivity
Received April 1, 2011; accepted April 27, 2011. Reference No. RN20, Categories 2, 5, 13.