superconducting materialsThis highly interdisciplinary project has been initiated in collaborating with the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Australian National University (ANU) and International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), France, CERN, Switzerland, Hyper Tech, USA, QUT and University of Wollongong (UOW) for the development of nano-structured engineered low-activation boron-11 based isotopic high temperature superconductors for the next generation low-cost DEMO fusion reactors.

This isotope-based material has been characterised by a number of state-of-the-art facilities available at UQ, QUT, UOW and ANSTO.

Selected Publications:

  1. Evaluation of a solid nitrogen impregnated MgB2 racetrack coil
  2. Significant reduction of critical current anisotropy in malic acid treated MgB2 tapes
  3. MgB2 for MRI applications: dual sintering induced performance variations in in situ and IMD processed MgB2 conductors
  4. Evaluation of residual stress and texture in isotope based Mg11B2 superconductor using neutron diffraction
  5. Improvement in the transport critical current density and microstructure of isotopic Mg11B2 monofilament wires by optimizing the sintering temperature


Group leader:

Associate Professor MD Shahriar Hossain

Associate Professor
School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering