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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



High - Current SuperConducting Cables

Single Probe Ultrasonic Testing

Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing



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