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Superconductor cable

United States Patent

December 15, 2009
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A superconductor cable includes a superconductive cable core (1) and a cryostat (2) enclosing the same. The cable core (1) has a superconductive conductor (3), an insulation (4) surrounding the same and a shielding (5) surrounding the insulation (4). A layer (3b) of a dielectric or semiconducting material is applied to a central element (3a) formed from a normally conducting material as a strand or tube and a layer (3c) of at least one wire or strip of superconductive material is placed helically on top. The central element (3a) and the layer (3c) are connected to each other in an electrically conducting manner at the ends of the cable core (1).
Allais; Arnaud (Hannover, DE), Schmidt; Frank (Langenhagen, DE)
Nexans (Paris, FR)
11/ 384,032
March 17, 2006
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.