The Project SupraMetall: Towards Commercial Fabrication of High-Temperature Superconducting Tapes


  • The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Fond for Regional Development of the European Union and co-financing by the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia within its program “Regionale Wettbewerbsfähigkeit und Beschäftigung”


The aim of the joint industrial and academic project “SupraMetall” is to enable the large scale production of superconducting tapes. This is a report of the recent achievements in the production of cube textured metal substrates and the coating techniques of the buffer and superconductive layers. The final coated conductor tapes of 2 m length reached critical current densities of 120 A/cm-width.