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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


Shape, dimensions and materials


Flat tapes have superior bending properties, while round, square and rectangular wires behave better in external magnetic fields. Conductors can be designed and produced for use in both DC and AC environments. Copper is usually requested to provide electrical and thermal protection for a superconducting wire in the unlikely event of a sudden loss of superconductivity due to exogenous factors. For this reason copper is usually present in the MgB2 wires produced by Columbus Superconductors, but it is not in direct contact with the superconductor. Non-copper wires are also manufactured if required for specific applications. The outer sheath can be made from nickel, monel and other alloys (both magnetic and non-magnetic) to increase mechanical strength. Wire twisting and insulation are also available on request.

For technical information, please look at Focus - R&D section