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Table of Contents ECNDT '98

Session: Power Generation Industry

Ultrasonic Testing of Aluminium Stabilised High-Current Superconducting Cables

J. Neuenschwander and Th. Lüthi
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (EMPA)
CH-8600 Dübendorf
I.L. Horvath
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), CH-8093 Zürich
V. Pasquer
R/D Tech France, F-91893 Orsay Cedex
Corresponding Author Contact:
Juerg Neuenschwander
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (EMPA), Nondestructive Testing /Ropeway Technology, Ueberlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Duebendorf (Switzerland), Phone: +41.1.823.4320, Fax: +41.1.823.4579
Email: juerg.neuenschwander@empa.ch , URL: http://www.empa.ch

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Introduction

High - Current SuperConducting Cables

Single Probe Ultrasonic Testing

Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing

Conclusion

References

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  2. D. Fritz, I.L. Horvath, M. Harzenmoser, J. Neuenschwander, F. Wittgenstein, "Development of an aluminium stabilised reinforced superconducting conductor", 14 th International Conference on Magnet Technology, June 11-16, 1995, Tampere, Finland.
  3. J. Neuenschwander, T. Lüthi, I.L. Horvath, "High-current superconducting cables: application of ultrasonic testing during development and production", in German, DACH Annual Conference on Nondestructive Testing of Materials, May 13-15, 1996, Lindau, Germany, DGZfP Vol. 52.1, p. 251.
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