Laboratory of Applied Superconductivity
Main RDI directions:
- Research, design, implementation and testing of superconductivity applications in electrical engineering:
- design and testing of superconducting electric machines: motors and generators;
- realization and testing of superconducting windings both in plane technology (2D and 3D), for particle accelerators and superconducting electric machines;
- design and testing of superconducting electromagnets for the generation of intense magnetic fields (> 2T) for industry, nuclear physics and particle accelerators.
- Control and measurement of low temperatures in the range of 4.2-300 K using cryogenic fluids and closed loop type Gifford-McMahon or Pulse-tube cryocoolers;
- Design, realization and testing of cryogenic cooling systems for superconducting electrical machines and superconducting electromagnets with both cryogenic fluids and closed-loop cryocoolers (Gifford-McMahon or Pulse-tube);
- Measurement of thermal, electric and magnetic properties at low temperatures (2-400K) for electrotechnical materials, including superconductors;
- New applications of superconductivity in electrical engineering: magnetic storage of energy, current limiters, applications in AC of superconductors.
- Measurement of physical properties: thermal (thermal conductivity, specific heat, Seebek coefficient), electrical (electrical resistivity in DC and AC, Hall effect, I-V characteristics) and magnetic (magnetic resonance, magnetic torque) for different materials (metallic, ceramic, carbonic, superconductive, magnetic, thin layers, etc.) in the temperature range 1.8 – 400 K and a magnetic field of 0 – 9 T,
- Measurement and determination of critical parameters (Ic, Tc) for superconducting materials and coils.
- Superconducting coils and superconducting electromagnets.
- Superconducting electrical machines