Strain measurements by neutron diffraction on Nb 3Sn cable with stainless steel reinforcement strands

K. Takahashi, H. Oguro, S. Awaji, K. Watanabe, S. Harjo, K. Aizawa

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Internal lattice strains under a tensile load for a seven-strand cable consisting of three pre-bent CuNb/Nb 3Sn and four stainless steel strands were measured by neutron diffraction at room temperature in order to investigate the improvement of mechanical properties of Nb 3Sn strands. Stresslattice strain curves of Nb 3Sn and stainless steel strands were obtained, and the effective stress for a Nb 3Sn strand was estimated by considering the load sharing of a stainless strand. It was found that the reinforcement with stainless steel strands is an effective way to reduce an applied electromagnetic tensile load for Nb 3Sn strands for superconducting magnet application.

Original languageEnglish
Article number054001
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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