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...

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...

Superconductors to get a low temperature boost (-180°C) from Laser-based refrigerator

University of New Mexico researchers have surpassed themselves in a laser-based cooling project. Professor Mansoor Sheik-Bahae (et al.) and other researchers from the University of Pisa, Italy and the Los Alamos Institute created the world's first all-solid-state cryocooler, that can be used from cooling infrared sensors to superconductors.

Room Temperature Superconductors: a Step Away

Imagine your television set working for 0.0001Watt, or your electric car charged by the Sun as you go. Imagine almost never ending batteries powering cool engines, no power lost through heat.

New Material Promises Fast Energy Saving Electronics

Scientists developed a new one-atom thick material that allows fast movement of electrical charges. It can boost performance of electronics, while saving power. Scientists from...

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.

SUPRAPOWER Project to Develop Superconductor Wind Turbines for EU

Despite the clean energy provided by wind turbines, they remain expensive to build and install, especially the offshore type. To help reduce this cost,...
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,...

Atom Cooling Leads to Greater Understanding of Superconductors

The processes that occur when atoms cool have long eluded scientists. However, a team of researchers at The Open University believe they have developed...