In the frame of the Italian branch of the EU funded Next Generation Europe program, the Italian Ministry of University ands Research has funded IRIS (Innovative Research Infrastructure on applied Superconductivity), an infrastructure distributed over six poles each one specialized on one topic related to superconductivity. INFN is leading the effort with the collaboration of CNR (National Council of Research), and the Universities of Genova, Milano, Napoli, Salento (Lecce) and Salerno. The infrastructure comprises laboratories for basic material research, for superconductor characterization, for design and manufacture of small/medium size superconducting magnets, for advanced instrumentation as well as for magnetic measurements and for cold test of magnets and of zero emission green GW superconducting lines. In the program is foreseen also the construction of an energy saving 10 T HTS magnet as well as a short (140 m) 1 GW green power transmission line.
For details, contact Mike Seidel