On the presence of voids in bronze-route multi-filamentary Nb3Sn superconducting wires

S. Nourbakhsh, Y. S. Hascicek, M. J. Goringe, J. W. Martin

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The presence of Kirkendall voids in multifilamentary Nb3Sn superconducting wires prepared by the "bronze-route" has been thought to have an adverse effect on the ductility of the wires. The shape, density and nucleation sites of such voids in commercial Nb/Cu-Sn wires and wires of similar geometry but different scale have been investigated both experimentally and theoretically. The implications of the results for the mechanical properties are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3204-3210
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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