Russian-made niobium-tin superconductors have been successfully tested at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). This concerns elements intended for the Future Ring Collider (FCC) – the latter will eventually replace the Large Hadron Collider.
The superconductors for FCC were created by specialists of the Moscow-based Bochvar VNIINM and Chepetsk Mechanical Plant, which are part of Rosatom’s Fuel Company TVEL. Natalya Nikipelova, head of JSC TVEL, noted that employees of Rosatom’s Fuel Division showed the highest class in the field of superconductivity, creating products with world-leading parameters.
“We are proud that Russian niobium-tin superconductors will help implement the most ambitious domestic and international scientific projects in the field of high-energy physics and nuclear fusion technologies. In addition to niobium-tin superconductors, we create niobium-titanium solutions that fully meet the high requirements of the Future Ring Collider. Plus, we are developing solutions based on resonator niobium, which will be useful in creating FCC gas pedals,” said Nikipelova.
The FCC collider will appear in Switzerland in the early 2040s. The new collider will bring fundamental scientific research in the field of elementary particle physics to an unprecedented level.