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Superconductivity

Superconductivity

Idea

A superconductor is a material which (under certain conditions)can carry an electrical current without any energy loss due to resistance (i.e., it’s resistance is zero).

Details

TODO

Environmental relevance

One of the “users” of electrical energy is the energy lost in transmitting an electrical current along wires from the generating point to the usage point. Should a material be found which is both

  • superconductive at everyday temperatures (called “high-temperature superconductivity” as all currently known superconductors are only superconductive at temperatures signficantly below zero)

  • relatively cheap and easy to manufacture

then a lot of this energy loss could be avoided.

References

category: energy