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Re: [cdn-nucl-l] first high-temperature superconductor hydro generator
Franta, Jaroslav wrote:
> World's first at German plant
> 23 October 2006
How much improvement would this introduce into a nuclear reactor? And if
we can get transmission lines with almost no power loss, things get even
better. It seems really clear that we want to live in an electric world,
but we have to live in an oily one.
Zenergy Power plc is a global group at the leading edge of
Superconductivity R&D and product innovation.
Efficient that can transport electricity with practically no resistance
delivering electronic devices with efficiencies capable of enabling
mayor break throughs in energy distribution and renewable power generation.
The discovery of superconductivity was one of the true scientific
breakthroughs of the 20th century. The first superconductors, discovered
in 1911, are called low-temperature superconductors. LTS need to be
cooled to around 4 K (-269 °C), which makes such prohibitively expensive
to operate in commercial energy applications.
High Temperature Superconductors – HTS, discovered in 1986, have no
electrical resistance when cooled to 77K, the temperature of liquid
nitrogen, a very inexpensive, safe, common and easy to use cryogen. HTS
can also be cooled without a liquid gas - by conduction cooling - making
operation even simpler.
The advantages of HTS are undisputed. The materials deliver 100 times
the power density of copper practically without electrical resistance.
This yields HTS machines significantly lighter, more compact, and more
efficient than products that use copper wire. Moreover, these attributes
are enabling to applications which are just not feasible with
conventional copper wire.
Randal Leavitt - another Ubuntu user