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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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R&D


Since Columbus Superconductors was born by a group of researchers, its solid R&D roots have been influencing the strategy and the development of the company. R&D activities start from the design of the wire, that strongly depends on the application and on the device where it will be implemented. According with customer requirements, R&D team can choose the layout and the materials in terms of:

  1. final shape (round, square, flat) and cross section
  2. physical characteristics (magnetic or not magnetic materials, with low or high resistivity, with defined thermal properties)
  3. superconductive properties (critical currents at operating temperature and magnetic field).

Moreover, the powders could be optimized so as to increase the wire performance on low and high field through the ball milling or the carbon doping.

R&D has to define the better production process to achieve all the specifications veryfing that no degradation occurs on the wire in its final configuration.


Technical information about wires