CONsortium of European Companies determined To Use Superconductivity
A superconductor is an element, intermetallic alloy or compound that conducts electricity without resistance below a certain temperature. Scientists refer to superconductivity as a “macroscopic quantum phenomenon” which most materials exhibit at cryogenic temperatures, and which leads to a number of extraordinary features. The vanishing electrical resistance of superconductors is the most prominent which allows e.g. current densities about 100.000 times higher than copper and the generation of extremely high magnetic fields at only small losses. Such intrinsic performance advantages of superconductors make them an obvious choice for overcoming technological barriers.