COLUMBUS MGB2 UNIT
MGB2: THE MOST FLEXIBLE HTS WIRE SOLUTION
Transmission and distribution of electrical power either on a large or on a local scale may be envisaged with MgB2 superconducting cables, particularly if the electrical current intensity is very high and particularly where DC can be used.
Indeed, the virtually lossless transmission of elevated currents (e.g. 100,000A) brings a paradigm shift in the dimensioning of power cables, potentially offering drastically new solutions. CERN has recently demonstrated MgB2 DC cable technology with the aim of powering LHC magnets with the Hi-Lumi upgrade.
Various projects including the EU-funded Best Paths, are demonstrating that MgB2 cables can constitute the best solution for energy transmission problems in the electricity grid, industrial plants and connecting renewable generation.
Cable for HVDC transmission line
Advanced superconducting links for very high power transmission
Bruxelles, (Belgium), ongoing
Wire for MRI systems PLUS
Improved multifilamentary superconducting tape for MRI magnets
Genoa (Italy), ongoing