Submission Category Map – ASC 2012 Comparing 2010



2012 categories are shown in green font. 




Superconducting Electronics 

11 Device and circuit fabrication

• E1 Device Fabrication (Circuits and Junctions)

• E2 Circuits and Systems

• E6.2 Novel Devices and Instruments

• E1.1 LTS Fabrication

• E1.2 HTS Fabrication

• E1.3 Medium Temperature Superconductor (MTS = e.g., MgB2 or Other  Borides) Fabrication

12 Packaging and system integration

• E8 System Integration and Applications

• E2 Circuits and Systems

• E8.1 Electronics Thermal Management and Packaging

• E8.2 System Applications: Cost/Benefit Analysis and Market Relevance

• E6.3 Novel Systems

13 Digital circuits

• E2.1 Digital Circuits

• E2.3 Circuit Design Methods and Techniques

14 Mixed signal circuits (analog + digital)

• E2.2 Mixed-signal Circuits (Analog + Digital, e.g., A/D Converters)

15 Microwave devices and components

• E5 Microwave Devices and Applications

• E5.1 Theory and Properties for Microwave Devices

• E5.2 Passive Microwave Components and Systems

• E5.3 Active Microwave Components and Systems

16 SQUID designs and applications


• E3.1 LTS and HTS SQUIDs Fabrication and Characterization


• E3.3 ULF-NMR/MRI and Bio Applications

• E3.4 Nano-SQUID and SQUID Microscopy

• E3.5 Other SQUID Applications

17 Superconducting circuits for quantum information processing

• E7 Quantum Computing

• E7.1 Superconductor Qubits and Circuits

• E7.2 RSFQ-based Control Circuits

18 Novel electronics

• E6 Novel Devices and Applications

• E6.1 Novel Junction Applications

 Superconducting Detectors

• E4 Detectors and Readout Circuits

21 Transition-edge sensors (TES) devices

• E4.1 Electromagnetic Wave Transition-Edge Bolometers

22 Nanowire single-photon detectors

• E4.3 Photon Detectors

23 Other equilibrium (thermal) detectors (e.g. SNS, penetration-depth)

• E4.4 Particle Detectors

24 Other non-equilibrium (non-thermal) detectors (e.g. SIS, MKID)

• E4.2 Electromagnetic Wave Mixers

25 Instrumentation and readout of superconducting detectors

• E4 Detectors and Readout Circuits






Large Systems

35 Superconducting RF

• M3.1  SRF Cavities: Forming and Welding

• M3.2  SRF Cavities: Processing and Performance

• M5.16  SRF: Temperature Mapping, Optical Inspection, and Other QA

• L1.5  SRF Cavities

38 Superconducting magnet technology and system integration

• L1.11  HTS-base Magnets

• L2.8  System Studies for Superconducting Devices (e.g.  HTS Applications on the Power Grid)

• L3.1  Magnetic Separation

• L3.6 Other Novel Applications (e.g., Innovative Medical Applications,  Magneto-Aerodynamics, Biological, Environmental etc.)

• L4.3  Conductor Development and Test

• L4.4  Small Test Coils and Demonstrators

 Superconducting Magnets

40 Accelerator magnets: dipoles, quadrupoles, correctors

• L1.3  Accelerator Magnets: Beam-Guiding and Focusing Magnets

41 Accelerator magnets: wigglers, undulators, special magnets

• L1.4  Accelerator Magnets: Other (Wigglers, Undulators, Solenoids, etc.)

42 Fusion magnets

• L1.6  Fusion

• L1.7   Fusion-ITER

43 Very high field and NMR magnets (solenoids, inserts, hybrid)

• L1.1  Very High Magnetic Field Magnets (LTS and/or HTS)

• L1.8  NMR Magnets

44 Magnets for medical systems

• L3.2  MRI

45 Detector magnets

• L1.2 Detector Magnets

47 Magnet stability, magnetization effects, AC losses and protection

• L4.1  Stability, Magnet Protection and AC Losses (LTS) – for magnet applications

• L4.2  Stability, Magnet Protection and AC Losses (HTS) – for magnet applications

48 Cables and current leads

• L1.9  CICC

• L3.5  Current Leads

49 Magnet design and analysis techniques

• L4.5  Superconducting Magnet Design (Design Tools, Novel  Configurations, etc.)

• L4.6  Novel Measurements, Instrumentations, and Computations

Superconducting Electric Power

50 General power gear

• L2.7  Other Power Gear

52 Motors, Generators, and other rotating machines

• L2.2  Motors and Generators, MHD  

54 Transmission and distribution (mainly cables)

• L2.4  Power Transmission Cables

55 Transformers

• L2.3  Transformers

56 Fault-current limiters

• L2.5  Fault Current Limiters: Resistive Type

• L2.6  Fault Current Limiters: Other Types

57 Energy storage

• L2.1  SMES

• L3.4  Bearings and Flywheels

58 Transportation

• L3.3  Maglev

• L1.10  Bulk Superconductors (Applications of)

59 AC Losses

• L4.1  Stability, Magnet Protection and AC Losses (LTS) – for electric power applications

• L4.2  Stability, Magnet Protection and AC Losses (HTS) – for electric power applications





60 Niobium-based wires and tapes

• M1.13  Nb3Sn Wires: Design, Processing and Performance

• M1.14  Nb3Sn Wires: Strain and Fatigue

• M1.15  Nb3Sn Wires: Microstructure and Properties

• M1.16  Nb3Al and Other A-15 Wires and Tapes

• M1.17  Nb-Ti and other Ductile Wires and Tapes

62 MgB2 wires and tapes

• M1.11  MgB2 Wires and Tapes: Design, Processing and Performance

• M1.12  MgB2 Wires and Tapes: Microstructure, Doping, and Properties

64 Bi-oxide wires and tapes

• M1.1  Bi-2212 Wires and Tapes

• M1.2  Bi-2223 Wires and Tapes

66 Coated conductors

• M1.3  Coated Conductor: Design, Processing, and Performance

• M1.5  Coated Conductor: Substrates

• M1.6  Coated Conductor: Buffers

• M1.7  Coated Conductor: Processing Methods

• M1.8  Coated Conductors: Long Lengths and Scale-up

68 Bulk conductors

• M3.3  Melt Textured Conductors

• M3.4  HTS Bulk for Bearings and Permanent Magnets

• M4.2  HTS Bulk and Crystals

• M4.3  MgB2 Bulk and Crystals

• M4.4  LTS Bulk and Crystals

69 Other wires and tapes

• M1.9  Other HTS Wires and Tapes


Materials important for applications

70 General materials R&D

• M4.1  General Materials Science of Applied Superconductors

71 Metals and simple compounds

• M4.5  SRF: Niobium Materials Science

72 Cuprates

73 Pnictides

• M4.6  Pnictides: Crystals and Other Basic Forms

• M4.7  Pnictides: Synthesis of Applied Forms

74 New materials

75 Thin films and multilayers

• M2.1  HTS Thin Films: Synthesis, Structure

• M2.2  HTS Multilayers and Materials Integration Issues

• M2.3  Substrate and Buffer-Layer Issues

• M2.4  LTS Thin Films and Multilayers

• M2.5  MgB2 Thin Films and Multilayers

• M2.7  Films and Coatings for SRF Cavities

• M2.8  Pnictide Films

• M2.9  Thin Film Structural Characterization

77 Insulation

78 Other ancillary materials

Properties important for applications

• M4.8  Pnictides: Properties of Interest to Applications

80 Critical current and flux pinning

• M1.10  Flux-Pinning Improvement in HTS Wires and Tapes

• M5.9  Critical Current, Flux Pinning and Flux Dynamics: HTS

• M5.10  Critical Current, Flux Pinning and Flux Dynamics: LTS and MgB2

• M5.11  Flux Pinning and Flux Dynamics: General, Modeling, and Other Materials

82 Magnetization and time-dependent losses

• M1.4  Coated Conductor: Mitigation of AC loss

• M1.18  LTS – Mitigation of AC Losses

• M5.1  AC Losses: HTS

• M5.2  AC Losses: LTS and MgB2

• M5.3  AC Losses: General, Modeling, and Other Materials

84 Mechanical properties, strain dependence

• M5.12  Mechanical Properties: HTS

• M5.13  Mechanical Properties: LTS and MgB2

• M5.14  Mechanical Properties: General, Modeling, and Other Materials

86 Critical temperature and critical fields

88 Other properties

• M1.19  Wire and Tape Structural Characterization and Quality Assurance

• M5.4  Microwave Losses

• M5.5  HTS: Stability, Calorimetry, and Other Thermal Properties

• M5.6  LTS: Stability, Calorimetry, and Other Thermal Properties

• M5.15  Microwave Properties and Characterization




90 Measurement techniques and instrumentation

• M5.7  Transport Measurement Techniques

• M5.8  Magnetic Measurement Techniques

• M5.17  Other Measurement Techniques

• L4.6  Novel Measurements, Instrumentations, and Computations

95 Test facilities 


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