Superconductive Components, Inc. recently announced that it has received a $300,000 Phase IIB Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Science Foundation to develop an advanced method to manufacture continuous reacted lengths of High Tc Superconductor: Bismuth Strontium Calcium Copper Oxide (BSCCO)-2212 Wire. This SBIR program will focus on the development of a cost-effective long length multi-filamentary Bi-2212/Ag alloy round wire. Upon successful completion of the program, it is anticipated that the Bi-2212 conductor will be cost competitive with Nb3Sn and also achieve superior performance at high magnetic fields. The company is working with Oxford Instruments, Superconducting Technology, a division of Oxford Instruments plc, to optimize the superconductive wire fabrication process.
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