International Workshop on Coated Conductors for Applications


The 2nd generation of high temperature superconductors, the coated conductors (CC), have experienced a remarkable advancement in R&D and processing as well as in applications. CC will have a large impact on electrical and power engineering devices such as cables, fault current limiters, feeder lines, motors, generators and transformers, and also on transportation and processing technologies as well as magnet systems, e.g. for medical diagnostics.

The benefits of employing CC in future novel systems are lower costs, reduced energy consumption, higher efficiency of components with reduced volume and weight (thereby saving resources), fewer environmental concerns, and new functionalities.

Coated Conductor

CCA 2008 in Houston will continue a series of international topical workshops on coated conductors for applications. The series was initiated in 2000 at the University of Goettingen, Germany, followed by workshops at Honolulu, Hawaii (2001), Gatlinburg, USA (2002), Orta S. Giulio, Italy (2003), Oiso Prince Hotel near Kamakura, Japan (2004), Santa Fe, USA (2005), Schloss Monrepos, Ludwigsburg, Germany (2006) and Jeju Island, Korea (2007). The venue at the University of Houston will provide an ideal atmosphere for intense discussions not only on substrate materials and buffer layers, processing technologies and strategies toward improved critical current performance but also on requirements and designs of CC for applications and future opportunities.