Using improved processing equipment developed with support from the National Institute of Standards and Technologys Advanced Technology Program, American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) has produced lengths of record-breaking high-temperature superconductor (HTS) wire.
The company recently announced that it achieved electric current carrying capacity in multiple 10-meter lengths of second-generation (2G) HTS wire equal to or better than 250 Amperes per centimeter of width, an industrial world record that approaches performance levels required for commercial applications. The companys 2G results were achieved through a reel-to-reel liquid deposition production process that has been designed to be scalable to high-volume, low-cost manufacturing.
Large-scale use of 2G HTS wire carrying high amperage electrical current with virtually no resistance promises dramatic gains in energy efficiency. Today about 10 percent of transmitted electricity is wasted, largely due to resistance. The new technology also can increase the efficiency of large electric motors by as much as 50 percent and enable smaller, more powerful magnetic resonance imaging machines for medicine.
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