The Deutsches Museum in Munich organizes a series of events called "Future Slam" within their "Forum of the future". At each Future Slam, five ideas from different areas of life are presented. THEVA participated at the second Future Slam on 26th January, 2023 and amazed the audience by talking about the use of superconductors especially in the are of nuclear fusion. The 2nd Future Slam can be streamed in full length here: Deutsches Museum's Youtube Channel
We are pleased to announce our participation in 1st High Temperature superconductor Accelerator Technology (HiTAT) workshop. HiTAT will be held on 9-10 March 2023 at CERN. The focus of the program is on REBCO coated conductor for use in Hadron Therapy accelerator magnets, including post HL-LHC high energy colliders and beam lines. HiTAT, on this occasion organised in the framework of the H2020-I.FAST project. THEVA will give a presentation on "REBCO tape at Theva: state of the art and prospects" during the workshop. You may find further information about the workshop here: https://indico.cern.ch/event/1220254/
The 30th Symposium on Fusion Engineering ("SOFE") will be held in Oxford, UK from 9th to 13th July. Besides new findings from industry and research, a tour of the UKAEA (UK Atomic Energy Authority) will be given. THEVA will participate with a presentation. Further information on the conference can be found here: https://sofe2023.co.uk/
Prof. Mathias Noe and Dr. Markus Bauer published a paper about the application of superconductors in high-current cables in Physik unserer Zeit. You can download the paper here: Paper "Without Resistance" Excerpt: Superconducting cables and wires are well developed and the first economic applications are foreseeable. One obstacle to widespread application is the still insufficient number of successful prototypes in long-term use. On top of that, there is a lack of knowledge about the many possible applications and the degree of maturity of the technology.
This year, the Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC 2022) will be held in person again. From October 23rd to 28th, representatives from the superconductor industry and research will meet in Honolulu. For THEVA, our CEO Dr. Werner Prusseit will be onsite and give two talks: Production of technical HTS wire for magnet and cable applications (Session "Coated Conductors" on 24th October) as well as Development and testing of a 110 kV SuperLink system using HTS 2G wires (Session "Superconducting Devices for Power Grid" on 27th Oct.). Please feel free to arrange a meeting by sending us a quick email to email@example.com. We are looking forward to meeting you in person at ASC 2022 in Honolulu. . You may find further information at the conference's website: https://www.appliedsuperconductivity.org/asc2022
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).