Applied Superconductivity Lab

The Applied Superconductivity Laboratory provides a variety of characterization methods to evaluate and test superconducting materials and devices. Whereas the main emphasis is on the development of superconducting magnetic bearings (SMB) for different applications, also other superconducting device components might be characterized. The methods include static and dynamic measurements of bearing properties like levitation forces, stiffness, damping or hysteretic losses. Additionally, bearing components such as permanent magnets, coils, superconducting bulks, tape stacks or single superconducting tapes can also be characterized.


    • Inductive Jc-measurement (THEVA Cryoscan, 77 K)
    • Inductive Tc measurement (down to 77 K)
    • Static force measurement setup
      • 1 axis (up to 200 N, 0.1 … 220 mm displacement)
      • 3 axis (up to 1 kN, 0.1 … 290 mm displacement)
    • Dynamic excitation setup
    • Hall scanner
      • 1 axis cryogenic
      • 3 axis at room temperature
    • Hysteretic loss measurement setup
    • Mobile acceleration sensors (Typ 4506-B, Bruel&Kjaer)
    • Position measurement setup for SMB with an array of optoNCDT 2300 sensors (Micro-Epsilon)
    • Electric cryocoolers down to 20 K  
    • Open bore magnet for trapped fields studies (up to > 5 T)

    Scientist in Charge

    Dr. Ruben Hühne
    Research Group “Functional Oxide Layers and Superconductors”
    Room A 3E.06.1