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The Lecture on “The HTS Conductor and Magnet Development Program at the NHMFL” was given by the famous Superconducting Professor David C. Larbalestier

Professor David C. Larbalestier from National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, USA, visited the Institute of Electrical Engineering (IEE), CAS on May 12, 2016, and delivered a lecture on “The HTS Conductor and Magnet Development Program at the NHMFL”. Prof. Yanwei Ma, the vice-director of Applied Superconductivity Laboratory, chaired this lecture and more than 30 researchers from different groups in the IEE attended this lecture.


In his lecture, Prof. Larbalestier introduced the rationale for HTS coils and magnet development program at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, USA. He said that the technical feasibility of HTS magnets appears imminent, however, the high cost of present HTS conductors makes prototype magnets expensive. He also pointed that there could be a place for both MgB2 and K-(Ba/Sr)Fe2As2 since both allow round, twisted, multifilament.


Prof. David C. Larbalestier is the Director of the Applied Superconductivity Center, and the Chief Materials Scientist in the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the Institute of Physics (UK) and of National Academy of Engineering. His interests are centered on the manufacture, understanding and application of superconducting materials, both the metallic low temperature superconductors like Nb-Ti and Nb3Sn and the newer high temperature superconductors like MgB2, Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox, (Bi,Pb)2Sr2Ca2Cu3Ox and YBa2Cu3O7-x. With his colleagues, he has published above 300 reviewed papers and given more than 100 invited talks and seminars.