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.

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...
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...

New Iron-Based Material Could Be The Best High Temperature Superconductor

Following the dream of realizing a high-temperature superconductor, Cornell University researchers just found something about iron-based materials: they can be made to resemble electronic liquid crystals.

What Is a SuperConductor?

Superconductors are the next viable step in energy savings worldwide. They are being used to carry energy in Sweden, USA, Japan, and the list extends pretty fast to other countries.

SMES: New Energy Storing Technology by ABB Using Electromagnetic Fields and Superconductivity

ABB, a Swiss-based engineering company, has presented a prototype of their innovative superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES), at a DOE ARPA-E conference which took place in Washigton D.C. at the beginning of this month. Their 3.3 kWh proof-of-concept SMES is not very cost-effective for the moment, but may one day provide cleaner storage solutions for excess alternative energy.

Researchers Make One More Step Towards Metallic Hydrogen as Superconductor

A team of scientists from Cornell University and the State University of New York at Stony Brook announced this week in a specialized publication that they discovered, at least theoretically, how to turn hydrogen into a metal at significantly lower pressures than ever thought and make a superconductor out of it.
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...

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...