The discovery of high-temperature superconducting materials in 1986 sparked a dream of an amazing new electrical world—a world of loss-free power transmission from coast to coast, of enormously powerful computers, and of levitated trains passing in a blur of speed.
Specialized equipment and facilities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are being used to help make the dream of high-temperature (from 20K up to 135K) superconductivity a reality. Many of these are one-of-a-kind facilities that are available to the program partners. Since 1988, our High-Temperature Superconductivity Technology Center has blended materials research and wire development through Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) with industry. In the coming decade, high-temperature superconductors will revolutionize much of industry and technology. ORNL researchers are partnering with U.S. industry to hasten the revolution.
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