Uniform transport performance of a 100 m-class multifilament MgB2 wire fabricated by an internal Mg diffusion process

Dongliang Wang, Da Xu, Xianping Zhang, Chao Yao, Pusheng Yuan, Yanwei Ma, Hidetoshi Oguro, Satoshi Awaji, Kazuo Watanabe

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A 100 m long six-filament MgB2 wire was successfully fabricated using an internal magnesium diffusion (IMD) process. We investigated the transport properties and the uniformity of this long multifilament IMD wire. The MgB2 layer and the sub-filament region are regular, and the J c values have a fairly homogenous distribution throughout the wire, suggesting that there were no obvious defects along the length of the wire. The uniformity problem of long multifilament IMD MgB2 wires can be mitigated by optimizing the starting composite parameters, multifilament geometry, fabricating process and annealing conditions. A layer J c as high as 1.2 × 105 A cm-2 at 4.2 K and 8 T was obtained, which was comparable with the highest reported value for a short multifilament IMD wire. The transport layer J c, non-barrier J c and J e values are independent of the wire diameter. In addition, the analysis of the stress-strain characteristics and the n value of the IMD wire is also presented. These results indicate that the long multifilament IMD-processed MgB2 superconducting wire is suitable for practical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number065003
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Apr 5


  • MgB
  • internal Mg diffusion
  • long multifilament wires
  • transport properties
  • uniformity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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