Applied Superconductivity


  • A.M. Wolsky, Argonne National Laboratory, IL, USA

This book discusses the impact of recent superconducting materials research, indicating research goals which appear realistic and, if reached, would enable diverse commercial applications of the new materials.
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Materials engineers in the field of superconductors.


Book information

  • Published: December 1989
  • ISBN: 978-0-8155-1191-5

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Purpose and Scope Organization of This Report2. Overview3. Renewable Sources for Electricity Generation Summary Potential Impacts of HTSCs on Renewable Energy Technologies4. Generators Summary Impact of HTSCs on Generators5. Transformers Summary Potential Application of HTSCs to Power Transformers6. AC Transmission Summary Preliminary Economic Analysis Supplement: Levelized Annual Cost Method7. Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage Summary HTSCs in Diurnal Load-Leveling Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage8. Motors Summary Potential Application of HTSCs to Motors Supplement: The Potential for High-Temperature Superconducting AC and DC Motors9. Industrial Separations and Material Handling Summary Industrial Applications for HTSCs Potential Application of HTSCs to Magnetic Separations Potential for Magnetic Separation of Gases from Gases Supplement: Estimates for High-Gradient Magnetic Separation of Oxygen from Air10. Magnetic Levitation for Transportation Summary Application of HTSCs to Magnetically Levitated Trains AppendicesAppendix A: Economic Assumptions Summary Baseline Assumptions for Preliminary Economic Evaluation of Applications for SuperconductivityAppendix B: Superconductor Performance Summary Charge to Authors: Benchmark Performance Parameters for Higher-Temperature SuperconductorsAddendum 1: Military Research and Development Introduction DoD Superconductivity Accomplishments and Experience DoD Ceramic Processing Accomplishments and Experience Rationale for Program Scope of DSRD DSRD Program Work Statements DSRD Budget RecommendationsAddendum 2: Military System Applications Executive Summary Introduction Findings Conclusions Recommendations Appendix