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High temperature superconducting switches

  1. Sep 11, 2003 #1
    Although low temperature superconducting (LTS) switches are pretty common nowadays (used in MRI magnets etc), HTS switches are far less so, in fact I'm wondering whether the one I built recently is the world's first? Does anyone know otherwise? Does anyone care? (I doubt it).

    Also, is this the right sort of forum for this sort of thing? Does anyone know of any others?
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  3. Sep 12, 2003 #2
    What material are you using??
  4. Sep 12, 2003 #3
    a well-known type of hts tape. it means the actual switch is pretty large, in fact it looks rather like a bomb, with lots of wires poking out.
  5. Sep 12, 2003 #4


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    It might do better over in "Technology". How high is your "high-temperure"?
  6. Sep 27, 2003 #5
    110K, so I operated it at 77.
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