Record setting performance using iron-based superconducting wires

Nickel-tungsten alloy key to substrate

Dean Jobb - June 01, 2013


It was a scientific challenge which might have been termed “Mission Impossible”: build a superconducting wire long enough, flexible enough, and sufficiently affordable for use in commercial applications.

Simply put, the task was to make a flexible, kilometre-long single crystal of a ceramic superconductor at the price-performance  metric of copper one can buy from the hardware store.

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