Superconductive Metal that operates in a temperature range of -192 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit. This new alloy will enable amazing things.
PRLog (Press Release) – Sep 28, 2011 –
The biggest drawback in superconductive research is the limited temperature range of known superconductive materials. This new metal alloy can be strengthened, drawn, hammered, molded, rolled and machined in a similar manner to copper, aluminum and steel.
Like other superconductors, this alloy has no resistance to the flow of electricity and becomes a very powerful magnet throughout the operating temperature range.
This new superconductor metal can be used in novel ways with ceramic and other superconductor materials found in the last two decades. One particular way is to implant a wire grid of this new alloy in ceramic superconductors to provide an entirely new set of properties.
Some of the technological applications of superconductivity include: the production of sensitive magnetometers based on SQUIDs, fast digital circuits (including those based on Josephson junctions and rapid single flux quantum technology); powerful superconducting electromagnets used in maglev trains, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) machines; magnetic confinement fusion reactors (e.g. tokamaks), and the beam-steering and focusing magnets used in particle accelerators; low-loss power cables; RF and microwave filters (e.g., for mobile phone base stations, as well as military ultra-sensitive/selective receivers); fast fault current limiters; high sensitivity particle detectors, including the transition edge sensor, the superconducting bolometer, the superconducting tunnel junction detector, the kinetic inductance detector, and the superconducting nanowire single-photon detector; railgun and coilgun magnets; and electric motors and generators.
Other, new, applications will grow to include space transportation and food storage technologies.