Technical Paper

The future of low temperature niobium based superconductors

International Symposium Niobium 2001

A prior study on Niobium consumption presented at the 1981 Proceedings of the International Symposium is compared to the actuality of the current use of Niobium based superconductors. Lesson's from these projections are used along with current market and technology trends to project Niobium usage for 2011. Applications and present markets are reviewed to bring depth to these projections. The impact of new High Temperature Superconductors (HTS) is also discussed and considered as to its impact on Niobium based superconductors. (AU)
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