By Topic

Recent progress in superconducting transmission

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
A. Clorfeine ; U. S. Energy Research and Development Administration, Washington, DC ; B. Belanger ; N. Laguna

Expected requirements for high-capacity, modest-cost underground transmission of energy have motivated intense development of superconducting power transmission lines. Recent studies and laboratory developments have generated much reason for optimism. The U.S. now has three ongoing projects to develop superconducting cables - a rigid ac system design employing Nb conductors, a flexible ac system employing Nb3Sn tapes, and a flexible dc cable system design employing Nb3Sn tape or multifilamentary conductors. In addition there are a number of supporting research projects in the fields of cryogenic dielectrics, helium fluid flow and heat transfer, cryogenic refrigeration, and superconducting materials. This review paper presents an overview of these ongoing activities.

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Magnetics  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 6 )