Research on superconductivity is showing promising results that will not only lead to the development of electrical highways across Europe, but also to higher energy efficiency and reduction of costs for renewable energy and global research projects such as CERN and ITER. In addition, the results could also be applied to a future all-electric airplane.
Eurotapes, one of today’s largest European research projects on superconductivity, is showing excellent results for industrial applications in sectors including electricity generation and transmission, magnetic fields for highly advanced research as in CERN and ITER, but also aeronautics and transport.
The 1st module of the training workshop took place in Frankfurt at Bruker headquarters on the 8th of March. A total of 50 participants (young students, scientists, policy-makers, researchers) participated into the training workshop and benefitted from highly-focused training. The topic of the workshop was Superconducting Tapes manufacturing and applications led by Xavier Obradors, Klaus Schlenga, Vital Abächerli, and Ulrich Beta. .
Doc. Ing. FEDOR GÖMÖRY, DrSc. of the Institute of Electrical Engineering, Slovak Academy of Science, received the main 2014 Scientists of the year award for his research leading to new knowledge about the behavior of composite superconductor / ferromagnet / in DC and AC magnetic fields.
Doc. Ing. Fedor Gömöry, DrSc. is a research team leader researching the use of advanced materials with zero electrical resistance - so-called superconductors in electrical engineering. Thanks to his team’s inventiveness and complex approach, which includes a wide range of activities, from assessing physical properties of materials, through theoretical calculation methods and their interaction with the electromagnetic field and the development of special experimental methodologies, to designing and testing laboratory models of electrical machinery, their results have had an international success.
Prof. Judith Driscoll receives the Armourers and Brasiers and the Joule medal for superconductor pinning
Professor Judith Driscoll, University of Cambridge, for her pioneering contributions to the understanding and enhancement of critical physical properties of strongly-correlated oxides, encompassing oxide superconductors, ferroelectrics, multiferroics and semiconductors.
For more than 25 years, Judith Driscoll’s unique approach to research and technological development has significantly advanced our understanding of attaining enhanced physical properties of a number of strongly-correlated oxides. Notably, Driscoll’s “nanotechnology in a thin film” approach has provided a new route to high-performance electronic materials with outstanding property enhancements.