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21/06/2017
MgB2 for plastic waste treat


28/06/2017
Enegy Storage – DRYSMES4GRID


31/05/2017
Columbus for Suprapower


03/11/2014
Columbus @ Italy@CERN


03/11/2014
Italian contribution of Columbus @ WTO Innovation Fair


03/11/2014
Columbus @ WTO Innovation Fair


29/05/2014
World-record current in a superconductor


31/08/2013
Enabling Technologies: Superconductivity and Magnesium Diboride are keys for the E-Thrust concept


27/05/2013
Il Filo di Malacalza è Superconduttivo


15/04/2013
Magnesium Diboride Inside Stand Up MRI


14/02/2013
Superconductivity leads the way to high luminosity


28/01/2013
Tecnalia revolucionará la eólica marina con motores más pequeños


21/01/2013
Eucas 2013 - 11th European Conference of Applied Superconductivity


18/07/2012
Superconducting power cables breakthrough reached by Russian scientists and Italian firm


13/07/2012
Helium Stewardship Act


27/03/2012
World's first hybrid superconducting electrical cable tests successful


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MgB2


The main focus of Columbus Superconductors is the superconductor magnesium diboride (MgB2). Our goals are to improve the performance of magnesium diboride and to develop long-length superconducting wires that satisfy customers’ requirements.
MgB2 is one of the most recent solutions adopted by the superconductor industry, which is looking to innovate its products. There are many reasons why this material is so special compared with other superconducting materials:

  • the low cost and wide availability of raw materials
  • the high superconducting temperature (Tc= 40 K), which means that MgB2-based systems can be cooled by modern cryocooling devices, without the costly, problematic and hazardous use of liquid helium
  • excellent chemical and mechanical compatibility with various pure elements and common alloys, meaning that various different materials can be used as
    MgB2-based wire components
  • with its potentially excellent performance in high energy applications (Hc2 > 60 T achieved in thin films), the material can be used in virtually any known practical application of superconductivity
  • low anisotropy and potential for persistent mode operation (high n-value, low current decay at mid-range magnetic fields).

MgB2 benefits from excellent superconducting properties, without this compromising its affordability and strength, even when made into wires.

MgB2 Documentation