September 10, 2004
Scientists have demonstrated a simple and industrially scaleable method for improving the current densities of superconducting coated conductors in magnetic field environments by adding nanoscale defects. The discovery could increase the carrying capacity of superconducting wires and tapes by as much as 200 to 500 percent.
The advance is important for the development of powerful, energy-efficient superconducting electric motors and generators for civilian and military applications.
Magnetic fields… read more