Author: Polikarpova, M.V.
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THP011 Niobium Semiproducts for the Superconducting Strands and SRF Cavities in Russia 857
  • M.V. Alekseev, I.M. Abdyukhanov, V.A. Drobyshev, M.V. Kravtsova, M.V. Krylova, P.A. Lykianov, K.A. Mareev, V.I. Pantsyrny, M.V. Polikarpova, M.M. Potapenko, A.G. Silaev, A.S. Tsapleva
    SC A A Bochvar High-Technology Research Institute of Inorganic Materials, Moscow, Russia
  • M.Y. Shlyakhov, S.M. Zernov
    JSC - TVEL, Moscow, Russia
  The melting regimes of the niobium ingots with high chemical purity and low hardness for the Nb3Sn, NbTi and other superconducting materials manufacture have been developed at SC "VNIINM". Using this niobium material and by the SC "VNIINM" manufacture regimes at the SC "Chepetsky Mechanical Plant" 220 tons of Nb3Sn and NbTi strands for ITER and 12 km of Nb3Sn strands for HL-LHC (CERN) with the required characteristics have been successfully produced. The review of the characteristics of the different semiproducts (sheets, tubes, rods), made in Russia from the special grade niobium, and of the superconducting strands, manufactured with the use of them, is presented in the paper. The ways of the further improvement of the niobium ingots melting regimes and niobium sheets deformation and annealing regimes with the target of achieving RRR > 300 for the SRF cavities application are discussed.  
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About • paper received ※ 23 June 2019       paper accepted ※ 04 July 2019       issue date ※ 14 August 2019  
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