Maglev train prototype inside partially-evacuated tube could improve cross-country transportation efficiency.

Chinese Super-MagLev Train Could Reach 1,800 MPH

The Applied Superconductivity Laboratory of Southwest Jiaotong University, China, says that its new Super-Maglev train could reach speeds of up to 1,800 mph, but...

Superconducting Ink Boosts Efficiency of Solar Water Heaters

Mexican researchers developed a superconducting ink, containing nano particles, which can boost the efficiency of solar water heaters by as much as seventy percent. Solar...

Superconductor Powered Toyota Shows Increased Power

Sumitomo has shown a prototype of a car (a Toyota - shown in picture) that uses special type of engine, a liquid-nitrogen cooled one. The use of liquid nitrogen makes usual copper conductors have superconducting properties.

Quasi-one-dimensional Metallic Conductivity for Faster, Advanced Electronics

Since its discovery in 2004, researchers have been exploring 2D electron gas due to its unique electric properties and how it could be of...

German Researcher & Team Debunk Room Temperature Superconductors

I remember reading about how superconductors were to revolutionize transportation, computing, telecommunications, energy and industry.  I also remember with amazement the time I made...
HSST Ma-Lev Train in Japan - Okazaki Minami Park - Future mag-levs could benefit from uranium-based superconducting materials.

Uranium-Based Material Could Lead to Better Superconductors

Mention uranium, and you may think of two applications right off the bat, nuclear power generation and atomic weapons. These two things may bring...

Scientists Explain Limitations of High Temperature Superconductors in High Currents

Since their discovery in late 1980s, superconductors were thought to revolutionize everything that had an electric current flowing, but allowing it to pass through more easily, and with much less heat produced. Ultra-efficient magnetic trains had been envisioned, then, but ...

Solar Cells and Supercapacitors Improved by New 3D Germanium Sulfide Nanostructure

Next-generation supercapacitors and solar cells could be improved by a newly-created germanium sulfide (GeS) nanomaterial resembling a shish-kebab. North Carolina State University researchers put up...

World's Thinnest Superconductor Ever Created

Dr. Ken Shih and some of his physicist colleagues, have reported the development of the thinnest superconducting metal layer ever created, a superconducting sheet of lead only two atoms thick.

Scientists Discover Nano-Scale Superconducting Material

Researchers from the Bar-Ilan University in Israel, collaborating with the Brookhaven National Laboratory in the U.S. have designed superconducting thin films patterned with large arrays of nanowires and loops. The temperature at which they superconduct is pretty low and hard to get for the moment - only 30 °K (-243°C). Magnetic fields have proved themselves to change the material's electrical resistance in an unexpected manner.