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Process for the production of superconductor containing filaments

United States Patent

February 5, 2002
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Superconductor containing filaments having embedments of superconducting material surrounded by a rayon matrix are formed by preparing a liquid suspension which contains at least 10 weight percent superconducting material; forming a multicomponent filament having a core of the suspension and a viscose sheath which contains cellulose xanthate; and thereafter, regenerating cellulose from the cellulose xanthate to form a rayon matrix.
Tuominen; Olli P. (Candler, NC), Hoyt; Matthew B. (Arden, NC), Mitchell; David F. (Asheville, NC), Morgan; Carol W. (Asheville, NC), Roberts; Clyde Gordon (Asheville, NC), Tyler; Robert A. (Canton, NC)
BASF Corporation (Mt. Olive, NJ)
08/ 198,936
February 18, 1994
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under a Collaborative Research and Develoment Agreement between Argonne National Laboratory and BASF Corporation (ANL Prime Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 under Subcontract No. ANL-85703) awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.