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Terminal structure

United States Patent

October 20, 2009
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A terminal structure (2) for a superconducting cable (1) is described. It consists of a conductor (2a) and an insulator (2b) that surrounds the conductor (2a), wherein the superconducting cable (1) has a core with a superconducting conductor (5) and a layer of insulation that surrounds the conductor (5), and wherein the core is arranged in such a way that it can move longitudinally in a cryostat. The conductor (2a) of the terminal structure (2) is electrically connected with the superconducting conductor (5) or with a normal conductor (6) that is connected with the superconducting conductor (5) by means of a tubular part (7) made of an electrically conductive material, wherein the superconducting conductor (5) or the normal conductor (6) can slide in the part (7) in the direction of the superconductor.
Schmidt; Frank (Langenhagen, DE), Allais; Arnaud (Hannover, DE), Mirebeau; Pierre (Villebon sur Yvette, FR), Ganhungu; Francois (Vieux-Reng, FR), Lallouet; Nicolas (Saint Martin Boulogne, FR)
Nexans (Paris, FR)
11/ 149,451
June 9, 2005
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under contract No. DE-FC36-00GO13032 awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE). The government has certain rights in the invention.