APPLICATIONS OF SUPERCONDUCTORS AS WE APPROACH THE 21ST CENTURY

The near-term and long-term potential applications of superconductivity are reviewed. Following an introductory section on the background of superconductivity, the article goes on to discuss the status of superconducting materials--including the Type 2 compounds and alloys and ceramic superconductors--and engineering applications of superconductivity in large AC generators, power transformers, motors, DC generators, fault current limiters, superconducting magnetic energy storage, power cables, and other applications. The article concludes with a look at the prospects for new research and developments in the field.

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  • Authors:
    • Appleton, A D
  • Publication Date: 1989-6

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  • Accession Number: 00658135
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM