Instrumentation and Cooling Lab

Testing of cryogenic cooling systems takes place in the cooling and instrumentation lab. This lab is fully equipped with vacuum pumps, high pressure handling systems and cryogenic coolers. Click for more information

High Current Superconductivity Lab

The characterization and testing of technical superconductors is performed in the high current superconductivity lab. Facilities for cryogenic testing of AC loss, stability and critical current measurements are available. Custom tailored and in house designed and manufactured superconducting coils, transformers and instrumentation like quench detection systems can be tested in this lab. Click for more information

Research Topics

The research of SuperACT and EMS is application oriented and greatly benefits from its internationally recognized expertise and unique infrastructure on applied superconductivity and cryogenics. The main focus is on sustainable energy, with the ambition of developing technologies, materials and systems that play a key role in our future energy chains. We investigate the application of superconductivity in the power grid (e.g. superconducting cables for transport of electric power), as well as the application of cryogenic technologies and materials for liquid energy carriers such as liquid natural gas and hydrogen. The group has an excellent track record in international pioneering projects on sustainable energy (such as ITER on nuclear fusion), but also in non-energy related, but very challenging, projects at CERN and ESA. Click here for more information