Superconductivity offers a solution to some of the pressing technological needs of our society; the generation, storage and transmission of huge blocks of electrical power; the need for a high-speed ground transportation system; and more compact and powerful electric drives for naval propulsion systems. The most advanced program for developing a repulsive superconducting system is sponsored by the Japanese National Railway (JNR) with the projector of AEG-BBC-Siemens coming in a close second. The need for additional high-speed ground transportation is so pressing that JNR will probably install a new high-speed conventional line rather than wait for superconducting magnetic levitation systems to be developed.

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    American University

    Development Education and Training Research Institute
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1974-7-19

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 211-222
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  • Accession Number: 00260198
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 5 1974 12:00AM