Starting on May 2nd, the first annual i.FAST (Innovation Fostering in Accelerator Science and Technology) Workshop will be hosted by CERN in Geneva. Within this workship,the i.FAST project as well as the activities and recent results of the different work packages will be presented . THEVA will present the application of 2G high temperature superconductors in high field environments within the Industry Co-Innovation session. You may find further information at CERN's indico portal: https://indico.cern.ch/event/1133254/
From June 26th to July 1st, the combined MEM (Mechanical and Electromagnetic properties of composite superconductors) and HTS4Fusion Conductor Workshop will be held at KIT in Karlsruhe, Germany. Further information can be found at the conference's website: https://www.itep.kit.edu/mem-hts4fusion2022/
German ivSupra organizes the 8th ZIEHL meeting on 4th and 5th April, 2022 in Berlin. The motto of this year's conference is "climate protection". With several presentations in the fields of climate protection and new mobility, the conference gives insights from ivSupra's members and speekers from the industry. Learn more about ZIEHL conference at ivSupra's website.
The RoWaMag project started on 01.04.2019, with the goal to develop a robust and low-maintenance magnetic heater with HTS conductors of the second generation. The project aims to prove the technical and economic suitability of the magnetic heater. The use of superconductors reduces electrical losses in the drive train by 30% compared with conventional methods. Up to 120 kWh can thus be saved per ton of aluminum when heated to 520 °C. THEVA is supplying the core component in this project - the superconducting magnet. Four coils were wound and cast from approximately 4,000 m of HTS tape. The coils were then tested in liquid nitrogen (77 K) for their critical current and showed no degradation. In the next step, the coils were built into the casing, which was provided by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Three of the four coils built were used for this purpose, with one serving as a reserve. THEVA also attached the superconducting current leads to the copper contacts. This coil package was handed over to KIT on November 8, 2021. Now the installation in the cryostat and the commissioning as well as the long-term test will take place at Bültmann. Commissioning is planned for April 2022. The project will be followed by a possible commercialization of the magnetic heater.
We are excited to announce that our new FILAMENTS4FUSION project has been funded by the Eurostars commission and started in October 2021. The FILAMENTS4FUSION project aims to make an important impact on green energy production through development of high temperature superconductors with 3D filaments. These superconducting tapes will be tailored specifically for tokamak fusion magnets and alternating current applications, such as electrical power cables. This project thus aims to demonstrate high yield fabrication of high current carrying capacity superconductor tape with 3D filaments enabling minimal alternating current losses, and minimal mechanical hoop stress effects at high magnetic fields. Scalability and cost effectiveness is ensured by employing 3D-profile metal tapes from SUBRA in combination with THEVA’s unique inclined substrate deposition. “The combined excellent competences of this dedicated project team is key to obtain the main goal of this project - introducing a low cost, high performance and high yield superconductor technology to the market”; Anders C. Wulff, project manager and CEO of SUBRA A/S. The project started on October 1st 2021 and will run until June 2024. The project is a collaboration between four project partners: SUBRA A/S (Denmark, coordinator), THEVA (Germany), ETCH A/S (Denmark) and the Institute of Electrical Engineering of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (Slovak Republic).
The workshop "Coated Conductors for Applications (CCA)" focused on the development and application of coated conductors (C.C.) and was held as the first topical workshop in Göttingen, Germany in May 2000. Since then, the CCA has been held every two years and will celebrate its 21st anniversary in 2021. The conference will be held as a virtual event from October 11th-15th. THEVAs CEO, Dr. Werner Prusseit, will have an invited talk about "Latest Developments in Coated Conductors will Revolutionize Magnet Technology" Read more: https://virtual-cca2021.jp/
This year, the 27th biannual conference of magnet technology (MT27) will be held from November 15th to 19th as hybrid-conference: on-site and on-line. THEVA will give two presentations with insights concerning development of conductors for high field magnets as well as manufacturing technologies for coils and magnet systems. Please check out the conference website for further information: https://csj.or.jp/conference/MT27/
A few days ago, the special edition superconductivity was published by Transformers Magazine. Besides several articles about superconducting transformers and related applications, you can read an extensive report about the SuperLink project. Within this project, a superconducting cable connection in the city grid of Munich will be designed and built. Read more about the SuperLink project in our press releases. You can download the full magazine here: https://transformers-magazine.com/tm-news/special-edition-superconductivity/
Ismaning, August 27, 2021 - After two years of intensive development, THEVA has introduced a new high-temperature superconductor (HTS) wire type of its Pro-Line product group. Embedded nanoparticles increase the magnetic field strength by more than double, so that higher fields can be achieved in more compact magnetic coils. The conductor thus surpasses all conventional superconductors used to date and also the first-generation (1G) high-temperature superconductors. It thus opens up completely new perspectives for the realization and use of high magnetic fields in research and technology. Read more about our new product with artificial pinning in our press release.
Ismaning, 20th August, 2021 - THEVA celebrates its 25th anniversary this summer. Founded as an early spin-off of the Technical University of Munich in 1996, today THEVA is one of the longest-standing and most successful companies active in the field of high-temperature superconductors (HTS) and the only European manufacturer of high-quality HTS wire for magnet technology and electrical engineering. Far beyond the production of materials, THEVA is also actively promoting the use of superconductors for the climate-friendly transition of power technology. Just in time for its birthday, THEVA has successfully closed its fifth financing round with its existing shareholders. The investors are eCAPITAL, Bayern Kapital, Target Partners, Bayerische Beteiligungsgesellschaft (BayBG) and members of the management. The manufacturer of high-temperature superconductors is thus preparing for the first large volume orders from the sector of magnet technology and assembling a growth financing round. Read more in our press release.