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Optimizing YBCO superconductor magnet design

By Eileen De Guire / November 1, 2011

Snapshot of 3D temperature distribution in YBCO tape during quench show a very high local temperature gradient. A multiscale modeling approach developed at North Carolina State University helps optimize superconductor geometry and properties. Credit: Justin Schwartz, NCSU. Twenty-five years after their discovery, some high-temperature superconductors are starting to be used in applications. Since the beginning,…

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