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  • Superconductor cable innovation

    Nexans, a French cable manufacturer, is to make the cable and cryogenic cooling system for the US Department of Energy's (DoE) 30 million USD high-temperature superconductor (HTS) power project in the Long Island Power Authority transmission grid....

    • Publication date : 2004/04/28
  • The superconductor industry global market

    The global market for superconductor technologies accounted for USD 1.8 billion in 2015 and is expected to reach USD 5.8 billion by 2022.

    • Publication date : 2015/09/28
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • High-temperature Superconductivity

    Groundbreaking findings on high-temperature superconductivity. A superconductor is a material that can conduct electricity with virtually no resistance. The phenomenon was discovered by Kamerlingh Onnes in 1911 and takes place in certain metals...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/04
  • New cryogenic refrigerator to deep-freeze chips

    Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a compact, solid-state refrigerator capable of reaching very low temperatures (as low as 100 milliKelvin). The refrigerator works using a "sandwich" of normal-...

    • Publication date : 2004/05/25
  • Fermidable

    In a team led by Wolfgang Ketterle, a nobel laureate, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) scientists have been the first to create "a new type of matter", a gas of atoms that shows high-temperature superfluidity. A superfluid gas can flow...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • Superconductivity for aircrafts?

    NASA recently published plans for the development of aircraft using superconductivity for a time frame around 2030. This could allow for noise reduction, improved carbon footprint and energy savings. The main advantage of HTS machines is that they...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • 100 years of superconductivity

    April 8, 2011 marked the 100th anniversary of the discovery of superconductivity by Heike Kammerlingh Onnes. Working in his lab at Leiden University on April 8, 1911, he was experimenting with the electrical...

    • Publication date : 2011/07/26
  • A possible major step in the quest of room-temperature superconductivity

    Two researcher teams have just reported experiments indicating that a hydride of lanthanum compressed to 1.7 to 1.85 million bar has a critical temperature of 250–260 K (-23 – -13°C).

    • Publication date : 2019/01/31
  • Superconducting cable for urban electricity

    Part of AmpaCity project, the 1km, 10 kV high temperature ceramic-based superconductive cable is the world’s longest and the first to have been integrated into an urban electricity grid in Essen, Germany.

    • Publication date : 2015/10/21
  • Cryogenics 2021 highlights: applications of liquid nitrogen

    Cryopreservation of biological materials to favour biodiversity and cooling of superconducting cables to allow transmission of electrical energy with zero resistance are key applications of liquid...

    • Publication date : 2022/01/28
  • Recent developments in extreme cooling

    Researchers from NIST have demonstrated a solid-state refrigerator using quantum physics in micro- and nanostructures to cool a much larger object to extremely low temperatures. Moreover, a team of Munich’s Ludwig Maximilian University, has...

    • Publication date : 2013/05/17
  • Cryogenics 2019: NICA project aims at studying the state of matter existing shortly after the Big Bang

    NICA project for a new superconducting accelerator complex in Russia attracted a lot of interest during IIR Cryogenics conference in Prague, in April 2019.

    • Publication date : 2019/06/28
  • News from IIR members: Air Liquide

    The world's longest and most powerful superconductor power transmission cable has been connected to the commercial power grid in Holbrook, New York, United States, by the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and American Superconductor. The 600-m...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • IIR Conference: Prague

    Prague , Czech Republic , is to host three cryogenic conferences, Cryoprague 2006, on July 17-21, 2006 : Cryogenics 2006, an IIR conference, and 2 conferences to be co-sponsored, International Cryogenic Engineering Conference 21 (ICEC 21),...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • Cryogenics and Low-Temperature Physics: New Horizons and Challenges

    This Focus written by Ralf Herzog*, President of the IIR’s Cryophysics, Cryoengineering commission (Commission A1) for the Newsletter of the IIR is the third in a series of presentations of the activities and hot research topics handled by the...

    • Publication date : 2012/09/21
  • Obituary: Prof. Vesselin Tassev Kovachev

    Prof. Vesselin Tassev Kovachev, past member of IIR Commission A1, passed away on 23 November 2015.

    • Publication date : 2016/01/11