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 ...

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...

Swiss High-Temperature Superconductor Discovery Could Change The Grid Forever

A team of researchers from EPFL's Laboratory for Quantum Magnetism could change the way people transmit electricity and the efficiency of the process. Their...

Superconductor Resistivity Reduced by New Discovery

An international team of researchers from Russia, Spain, Belgium, the U.K. and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has discovered groundbreaking...

Superconducting Generators Increase Wind Power Plant Efficiency

Experts believe that wind power will be the key in the quest for alternative energy solutions. After years of research, scientists have determined that...