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Year Moves in the superconducting business field History of development of superconducting wires at Fujikura
2017 Achievement Award (Industrial Technology Achievement) of Cryogenics and Superconductivity Society of Japan
2016 Participate in the national project of promoting HTS practical applications
21st Century Invention and Innovation Award of Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation
2014 Technical Development Award of Cryogenics and Superconductivity Society of Japan
2013 Succeeded in verifying reduction of AC-loss with the world's largest current of AC 5kA
17th Superconductivity Science and Technology Award
2012 Succeeded in developing yttrium-based 5 T high-temperature superconducting magnet with Φ20cm room-temperature bore
2011 Succeeded in the high-performance superconducting wire with 572A x 816A, breaking the top world record again
New World Record!!
2009 Start to release commercially superconducting wire
2008 Participate in the national project of developing yttrium-based HTS electrical power applications
Succeeded in the high-performance superconducting wire with 350A x 504m, breaking the top world record
New World Record!!
2005 Succeeded in the first 200m class yttrium-based superconducting wire
World's first 200m
2004 Succeeded in the first 100m class yttrium-based superconducting wire
World's first 100m
2003 Participate in the national project of developing basic superconducting applications (2nd term)
2001 Succeeded in the first 10m yttrium-based superconducting wire
World's first 10m
2000 Participate in the national project of developing basic superconducting electric power applications with AC
1999 Participated in the national project of developing yttrium-based superconducting wire
The 21st Japan Society of Applied Physics Award
1998 2nd Superconductivity Science and Technology Award
1991 Developed the technique fabricating high-textured buffer layer by IBAD (Ion Beam Assisted Deposition) process
1988 Participate in the national project of developing basic superconducting applications (1st term)
1987 Discovery of YBCO Participate in the first national project on superconducting generators; Super-GM Project
1986 Discovery of Copper Oxide High-Temperature Superconductor Start to immediately perform research and development of high-temperature superconductor as a wire
1985 Launch the project of developing advanced superconducting magnet with Electrotechnical Laboratory

Reference : Cryogenics and Superconductivity Society of Japan Vol.46, No.12, 2011
1975 Start to develop Nb3Sn superconducting wire
1970 Invention of bronze process for Nb3Sn Start to perform research and development of low-temperature superconducting wire (NbTi)
1961 Discovery of NbTi
1954 Discovery of Nb3Sn
1911 Discovery of superconductivity

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