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Characterisation of Superconductors in Hydrogen Atmosphere

EuroNorm GmbH


Erik Neuber


Are superconductors really compatible with hydrogen?

In the context of the energy transition, the combined usage of cryogenic hydrogen and superconductors is discussed for numerous applications. So far, however, it has been barely clarified whether hydrogen-induced degradation in superconductors occurs and whether this leads to any limitations regarding possible implementations.
Therefore, the goal of this research project is the systematic investigation of the influence of hydrogen on the electrical and mechanical properties of common, commercially available superconducting cables and tapes (REBCO, BSCCO, MgB2). Based on the gained results, the general hydrogen compatibility of superconductors shall be evaluated and suitable approaches for a qualified estimation of the hydrogen compatibility of superconducting cables and tapes shall be derived.

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Further Projects


Mass Spectrometer

Determining the composition of gas mixtures in the high or ultra-high vacuum range


Tensile and compression testing

Determination of yield strength, tensile strength and elongation at break


Investigation of material-dependent parameters

Investigation of the permeation behavior


Cool Up

Upscaling Sustainable Cooling


Ionocaloric cooling

Ionocaloric solid-liquid phase cooling process