New Research Showing Fabrication Pattern for Higher-Temperature Superconductors

Researchers from Princeton University, Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry in Japan, using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, have discovered how in a superconducting material, at a nano-scale level, regions with stronger superconductivity helped regions with weaker superconductivity survive when exposed to higher temperature.

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...

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.

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...

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.
Comparison Between Typical Power Transmission Cables and Superconducting Cables, Both Rated at 12,500 Amps

Superconductors Could Increase Wind Turbine Efficiency

One of the great limitations in any electrical or electronic system is resistance. Electrical resistance, measured in “Ω” or ohms, is not a constant,...
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...

High Temperature Superconducting Magnets Just Got 45% More Power

Engineers at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at the Florida State University are closer than ever to launching a new generation of high-field magnet, being 3,000 times stronger than an ordinary refrigerator magnet and will be able to generate a field about 45% more powerful than the strongest superconducting magnet currently available.

Breakthrough Iron-Based Superconductors Pave the Way for Energy-Intensive Technologies

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have developed an iron-based high performance superconducting wire, paving the way for some of...

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 ...