Electromechanical Behaviors of HTS Conductors for Applications I + II
These two sessions are being organized to consider additional aspects of mechanical properties and those effects on superconducting properties, such as critical currents in HTS materials and applications, which will be subject to different modes of stress/strain, including wires/tapes, conductors and magnets. In addition to the electromechanical properties of bare wires/tapes, the stresses induced by transport current, current distribution in conductors and screening current, and deformation and stiffness of large conductors and magnets should be important topics in the session. Furthermore, the delamination characteristics of differently fabricated HTS REBCO tapes, which generally depend on the REBCO tape shape, including slitting and edge defects, are highlighted.
ICMC Organizers: Hyung-Seop Shin (Andong National University) and Satoshi Awaji (Tohoku University)
Cryogenic Clean Energy and Mobility I + II + III + IV + V
This session will focus on transformative commercial applications with topics including but not limited to cryogenic fuels, enabling technologies, sourcing, combustion and emissions, electrolysis technologies, storage, distribution, liquefaction, supply chain, life cycle costs, power system electrification, etc. Given the broad range of impact in next generation of highly efficient transportation and other relevant energy systems, the goal of this special session is to discuss government-industry vision and facilitate discussions, to identify critical gaps, and foster future partnerships, and inspire the research community to solve hard problems.
ICMC Organizers: Parag Kshirsagar (Raytheon RTX), Michael Sumption (Ohio State University), and Timothy Haugan (U.S. AFRL)
High Strength Materials
This session offers a fascinating exploration of Nitronic 50 (XM-19), a high-strength austenitic stainless steel that is rapidly becoming the material of choice for cryogenic applications in fields ranging from fusion and accelerator technology to superconducting magnets. The session comprises four talks, each delivered by renowned experts in the field, providing valuable insights into the latest advancements in Nitronic 50 technology.
Participants can expect a detailed discussion of various aspects of XM-19, including the development of modified Nitronic 50 steel in China for high-field superconducting magnets in next-generation fusion technology and a comparison of 4 K high strength structural alloys and considerations for their fatigue and fracture toughness properties. Additionally, the session features a presentation on the development of large-scale XM-19 forgings for SPARC, further highlighting the versatility and potential of this material for cryogenic applications. Furthermore, measurements of physical properties at cryogenic temperature and its use for the fabrication of structural components of nuclear fusion reactors will be presented.
ICMC Organizer: Ignacio Aviles Santillana (CERN)
High Field Superconducting Materials for Accelerator Magnets I + II
These two sessions have a profound impact on science and human wellbeing. High current density, cost-effective Nb-Ti enables construction of high energy particle colliders for exploration of the scientific frontiers of energy and matter and makes possible the wide scale use of MRI for healthcare. At present, the high luminosity LHC project at CERN is leveraging higher-field Nb3Sn for its interaction region and future high energy proton colliders look to employ higher performance Nb3Sn and potentially very high field, high temperature superconductors to construct its main-ring dipole magnets. Nb3Sn and high-temperature superconductors including both Bi-2212 round wire and REBCO coated conductors have conductor characteristics that are much different from those of Nb-Ti and solutions are needed with cable design and coil fabrication etc. This symposium brings together top experts and young scientists in this field to discuss the history of high-field superconducting materials for accelerators, new ideas, the economy of superconductor production, and aims to provide a high-level discussion and a roadmap for the continuing development of this exciting field.
ICMC Organizers: Tengming Shen (LBNL) and Lance Cooley (ASC/NHMFL/FSU)
Liquid Hydrogen for Large-Scale Vehicles I + II (Joint Session)
Liquid hydrogen is receiving unprecedented attention as a clean solution for difficult to decarbonize large-scale vehicles. This two-part joint session between CEC/ICMC focuses on the most pressing challenges of safely storing and utilizing liquid hydrogen in large-scale vehicles.
CEC Organizers: Jacob Leachman (Washington State University)
ICMC Organizers: Sonja Schlachter (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
Low Temperature Materials Database A + B
The ICMC is undertaking a new era with the possibility to publish both paper in the proceedings (Advances in Cryogenic Engineering), and also data in the ICMC Cryogenic Materials and Properties database. The ICMC database is a new venture, and is expected to evolve with time, but we expect it will become a reliable, useful, and accurate database of cryogenic properties and data.
ICMC Organizers: Shreyas Balachandran (Jefferson Lab), Michael Sumption (Ohio State University), and Klaus-Peter Weiss (KIT)
Orbital Flight Demonstrations of Cryogenic Fluid Management
The demonstration of microgravity performance for long duration storage and transfer of cryogenic propellants on orbit has been an observed gap in many Lunar and Martian Human space exploration plans. To help gather initial data to start closing this technology gap, NASA awarded multiple contracts for various levels of demonstrations of these technologies in microgravity using Public-Private Partnerships (https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/solicitations/tipping_points/2020_selections). This session is being organized to provide high level overviews of the different awarded activities and provide progress updates.
CEC Organizers: Wesley Johnson (NASA-GRC) and Jeremy Kenny (NASA-MSFC)
Superconducting Quantum Systems (Joint Session)
Large scale milli-Kelvin cryogenic systems are required to cool down >1000 qubit quantum computers. This joint session will highlight the ongoing efforts for building such large milliKelvin cryogenic systems.
CEC Organizers: Ram Dhuley (FNAL)
ICMC Organizers: Timothy Haugan (U.S. AFRL)
Topological Materials for Electronics I, II, III, IV, V + VI
Topological Insulator materials exhibit unique characteristics of the interior behaving as an electrical insulator while its surface behaving as an electrical conductor, meaning that electrons can only move along the surface of the material. The surface states of topological insulators can also have exotic properties, such as spin locked at a right-angle to their momentum (spin-momentum locking), but the conduction on the surface is highly metallic. The most promising applications of topological insulators are spintronic devices and dissipationless transistors for quantum computers. Applications in advanced magnetoelectronic and optoelectronic devices have also been found practical. The symposium of Topological Materials for Electronics is aimed not only to have research progress reported by some leading experts in the field, but also to provide an opportunity for those experts and conference attendees to discuss important issues, technical challenges, and the future direction that the field may possibly take for technological realization.
ICMC Organizer: Charles Rong (Army Research Laboratory)
Transportation Symposia I + II + III + IV + V
The development of electric propulsion is growing rapidly for transportation industries, including aviation, space, trucking, marine, and railway. Aerospace electric propulsion is especially growing exponentially, with over 600 different aircraft being developed in 2022 and presales by manufacturers announced for > 5,800 vehicles with value > $32B. Aerospace applications have specific requirements to implement the lightest weight and highest efficiency devices possible, which cryogenic technologies have great promise to achieve.
This Special Session is being organized to consider materials, components, and subsystems needed for transportation, including motors, generators, power inverters, transmission cables, connectors, busbars, tee-joints, current leads, high voltage insulation, current protection devices, circuit breakers, high power switches, energy storage, fuel cells using cryo-fuels, ion propulsion, magnetohydodynamics (MHD), shielding and high-field magnets for aerospace, specialized materials, integration, and misc other.
ICMC Organizers: Timothy Haugan (U.S. AFRL), Michael Sumption (Ohio State University), and Parag Kshirsagar (Raytheon RTX)