July, 30th, 2019
News from Bilfinger on a superconducting magnet that withstands extreme stresses:
Successful trials were performed on a robust high temperature superconducting magnet under the harshest ambient conditions with multidirectional stressor forces up to 14 times more powerful than gravitational acceleration. The magnet from Bilfinger Noell is dry cooled and opens new areas of application.
June, 12th, 2019
News from Nexans on qualification testing of superconductor cable for HVDC power links:
EU-funded ‘Best Paths’ project has created a new modular HVDC superconductor cable system designed for bulk power transmission over long distances with minimal resistive losses. A test program has qualified the 320-kV direct current superconducting cable for currents up to 10 kA with a 3.2 GW power transmission capability.
June, 11th, 2019
News from BASF on an energy efficient, low-cost superconducting cable at a site in Japan:
BASF hosts the world’s first demonstration test of three-phase coaxial superconducting cable, developed by NEDO and SWCC, at a commercial production site in Totsuka. BASF´s high temperature superconducting wires help reduce energy consumption and costs, the cable system effects energy conservation by using existing cold energy at the site.
June, 3rd, 2019
News from THEVA on a high-temperature superconducting (HTS) transmission line in Munich
A consortium of five partners, including THEVA located in Ismaning near Munich, intends to build a HTS transmission line in Munich. It will be the longest in the world by far. A declaration of intent has been signed, resulting in a development request to the German goverment. THEVA will produce a conductor designed specifically for the cable application.
May, 22nd, 2019
News from THEVA on the EcoSwing story – the final video
As the EU EcoSwing Project ended successfully, the consortium released a final video.
May, 16th, 2019
News from THEVA on an energy-efficient magnetic heater with superconductors
Thousands of megawatt hours of energy are consumed every year in the production of metal semis and products. A drastic reduction of energy consumption (more than 70% efficiency) and CO2 emissions can be achieved by a new “robust and low maintenance magnetic heater (RoWaMag)” to be developed by THEVA together with partners over the next few years.
May, 7th, 2019
News from THEVA on superconducting coils for the EcoSwing wind power generator
The turbine in the EcoSwing wind power generator in Denmark has reached its target output of 3MW and delivered power to the grid for over 600 hours. THEVA designed and delivered superconducting coils, which are 40 percent lighter at the same performance. The project is successfully completed with a wind turbine being a landmark for future energy supply.
April, 30th, 2019
News from CAN Superconductors on the move to new premises
Can Superconductors has completed the move to a new building with new laboratory and office space. In order to meet the increasing demand for superconductor materials, the existing production capacities were tripled at the same time. The address at the new seat remains the same.
April, 11th, 2019
News from Bilfinger on a superconducting magnet for research into anti-matter:
The customized superconducting system is used for the “ALPHA-g” experiment at CERN to perform research into structure of matter. The 2.5-ton and 2.8 meter-high superconducting magnet, designed and planed by Bilfinger Noell within the record time of one year, is using conduction-cooling technology, to keep the operating temperature of four degrees Kelvin.
April, 8th, 2019
News from Bruker World’s First 1.1 Gigahertz NMR in Structural Biology
World’s first stable and homogeneous standard-bore 1.1 GHz NMR magnet was successfully energized by Bruker. The record-breaking 25.9 Tesla NMR spectrometer, that was limited to 23.5 Tesla and 1.0 GHz before, shows technological capabilities in the area of LTS-HTS hybrid magnets. HTS opened the door towards even higher magnetic fields at low temperatures
January, 3rd, 2019
News from SHI Cryogenics Group on highest capacity 4K cryocooler to date
Sumitomo´s highest-capacity 4K cryocooler to date has been added to the line of Gifford-McMahon (GM) coolers. The increased cooling power by 20% is achieved without increasing the cooler’s physical size or the compressor’s input power resulting in a first stage capacity of 42/50W at 50K (50/60Hz), and a second stage capacity of 1.8/2.0W at 4.2K (50/60Hz).