The possible applications of superconducting nanowire networks

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Abstract

Possible applications of superconducting nanowire fiber mats or fabrics are discussed. Such materials are prepared using electrospinning or solution blow-spinning, based on sol-gel derived precursor materials. Firstly, polymer nanowire fiber mats are formed containing the ceramic precursors. During the following heat treatment, the ceramic reaction takes place. These fiber mats exhibit an extremely low weight, but can carry superconducting currents in applied fields up to 10 T, despite their polycrystalline nature. This makes the nanowire fabrics suitable for all applications where the weight of the superconducting material counts. Furthermore, both fabrication techniques are up scalable which is difficult for other preparation techniques.=

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-130
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Today: Proceedings
Volume54
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event2020 International Conferences and Exhibition on Nanotechnologies, Organic Electronics Nanomedicine, NANOTEXNOLOGY 2020 - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 2020 Jul 42020 Jul 11

Keywords

  • Fiber mats
  • High-Tsuperconductors
  • Nanowires
  • Superconducting carpet
  • Superconducting foils

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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