Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

KIT was founded by a merger of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and Universität Karlsruhe. KIT bundles the missions of both precursory institutions: a university of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg with teaching and research tasks and a large-scale research institution of the Helmholtz Association conducting program-oriented provident research on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany. The Institute of Technical Physics (ITEP) at KIT is engaged in the whole field of superconductivity, from material and conductor R&D to various applications in energy technology, space and fusion research. All R&D is performed in collaborations with Universities and Industries in national or European consortia.

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  • L. Opherden et al., Large pinning forces and matching effects in YBa2Cu3O7-δ thin films with Ba2Y(Nb/Ta)O6 nanoprecipitates, Sci. Rep. 6, 21188; doi: 10.1038/srep21188 (2016)
  • M. Noe, et al. , Conceptual Design of a 24 kV, 1 kA Resistive Superconducting Fault Current Limiter, Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Volume: 22 , Issue: 3, 2012, doi: 10.1109/TASC.2011.2181284
  • S. Hellmann, M. Noe, Influence of Different Surface Treatments on the Heat Flux From Solids to Liquid Nitrogen, Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, IEEE, Volume: 24, Issue: 3, 2013, doi: 10.1109/TASC.2013.2283772
  • O. Näckel, M. Noe, Design and test of an air coil superconducting fault current limiter demonstrator, Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, IEEE, Volume: 24, Issue: 3, 2013, doi: 10.1109/TASC.2013.2286294
  • 09/2012 - 02/2017: NMP3-LA-2012-280432 European development of superconducting tapes (EUROTAPES)
  • 1/2010-12/2013: Grant Agreement Nr. 241285, Development and field test of an efficient YBCO Coated Conductor based Fault Current Limiter for Operation in Electricity Networks (ECCOFLOW)

Material characterization: electron microscope with EBSD for surface texture analysis

X-ray diffraction, and ICP
DC and AC transport current up to several kA can be tested in Background fields up to 14 T or with additional applied strain. 9 and 14 T

PPMS systems, VSM
Quench properties of superconducting tapes and wires can be studied optically with high-speed CCD camera

Superconductivity Energy Technology Laboratory with short-circuit currents of up 16 kA for 1 s and transient recorder with up to 32 channels

Jens Hänisch – Superconducting thin films:
Diplom-Physiker (University of Technology Dresden, 2001), PhD (Physics, University of Technology Dresden and Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden, 2005), Group Leader Superconducting Films (Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, since 2014)

Mathias Noe – Superconducting devices:
Diploma Electrical Engineering (University of Hanover, 1991), PhD (Electrical Engineering, University of Hanover, 1998), Group Leader Superconducting Power Applications (Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, 2003), Director Institute of Technical Physics (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, since 2006)

Elisa Gil Bardají – Project management:
Master of Science - Chemistry (University of Zaragoza, Spain, 2002), PhD (Supramolecular Chemistry, TU Dortmund, Germany, 2006), Post-Doc (Energy Storage, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Nanotechnology, Germany, 2007-2015), Project Manager (Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, since 03/2015)

Sandra Kauffmann-Weiss – Microstructure of Thin Films:
Dipl.-Ing. (University of Technology Dresden, 2010), Dr.-Ing. (Materials Science, University of Technology Dresden and Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden, 2014), Post-Doc (Superconducting Films, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, since 2014)