Germanium Hydride to Become High Temperature Viable Superconductor

The evolution of energy storage is not enough if we don't also evolve the energy transportation methods. That's why superconductors are not only good for us, but are also necessary in some applications where heat and energy loss, in general, have no place.

Team Discovers what Once was Thought Impossible about Superconductors

A team of researchers from the University of British Columbia, coordinated by Physics Assoc. Prof. Andrea Damascelli, has managed to develop a technique that controls the number of electrons from the surface of a high temperature superconductor. This procedure has been considered impossible for the last 20 years.

New Discovery Sheds Light on Way to High Temperature Superconductivity

High temperature superconductors are today what some other time the philosopher's stone used to be. Research done by Gennady Logvenov and his colleagues from the Brookehaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY sheds a new light on how scientists could engineer materials to obtain their desiderate: room temperature superconductors.

New Iron-based Superconductors Have Green Gains

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has discovered a new type of iron-based superconductor that shares the same magnetic properties with the older copper-oxide superconductors. The amazing fact is that the new superconductors have all those magnetic properties at higher temperatures.

Superconducting Wire Generates and Transports Electricity, Wins Additional Funding

As part of a wind energy project, a superconducting wire that can generate and transport electricity brought to a team of engineering researchers at...
This razor-thin superconductor could have huge benefits.

Superconductor Levitation, “Kinda Fun,” and Useful? [Video]

Aside from use in the LHC superconductors have application in the real world. After all, no one really needs a hadron collider in their...

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...

SuperStation: The Superconductor Energy Hub Uniting U.S. Grids

New Mexico may become a hub for this kind of energetic interaction, as Clovis is wanted to host the SuperStation, a hub using superconducting cables to link three networks: The Eastern Interconnection, The Western Interconnection and the Texas Interconnection. The 5GW carrying cables will be cooled down to -300°F and thus energy losses through heat will be infinitesimally close to zero.

World’s Only Solid Hydrogen Piece Has Disappeared

It would appear the the first possible instance of solid hydrogen has disappeared, if it was ever there to begin with. In a terrible...
Generator Inside the Nacelle of a Wind Turbine, Could Benefit from Superconductor

High-Performance Superconductors Developed, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Superconductors typically find their way into power generation and transmission applications, where losses are unacceptable or great amounts of current are needed to flow. When...