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Densified Superconductor Materials and Methods

United States Patent Application

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Methods of pre-densifying a metal wire containing superconductor materials are provided. Superconductor materials containing the pre-densified wires also are provided. The wires may be pre-densified by subjecting a metal wire that includes one or more filament cavities in which a superconductor precursor powder is disposed to a temperature and a first pressure for a time sufficient to densify the superconductor precursor powder to form a pre-densified metal wire, wherein the temperature is less than the melting point of the superconductor precursor powder, and the first pressure is sufficient, at the temperature, to compress at least a portion of the metal wire.
Matras, Maxime R. (Tallahassee, FL), Hellstrom, Eric (Tallahassee, FL), Trociewitz, Ulf (Crawfordsville, FL), Jiang, Jianyi (Tallahassee, FL), Larbalestier, David (Tallahassee, FL)
15/ 221,042
July 27, 2016
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under contract nos. NSF/DMR-1157490, DE-SC0010421, and R21GM111302 awarded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the National Institute of Health, respectively. The government has certain rights in the invention.