Applications of superconductors

Dear Friends, Superconductors are useful in a number of applications and in this article we will highlight the applications of superconductors:

1. Generation and transmission of electric power.

2. Medical diagnosis

3. Electromagnets (superconducting magnets):

The type 2 superconducting wires are wound in the form of solenoids to generate a strong magnetic field.

4. In the making of Supercomputers

5. Magnetically levitating the world’s fastest trains.

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6. Magnetic Energy storage Devices.

7. Electromagnetic  shielding

8. Superconducting transformers.

9. In the medical industry as superconducting quantum Interferometers (SQUIDS).

10. Bearings:

. The Meissner effect is made use of in the bearings.

11. High power transmission lines:

. The superconducting cables permit high power transmission without power loss.

12. Particle accelerators:

As Superconductors has very poor mechanical strength, therefore superconducting solenoid is already in use to provide the high magnetic fields needed for the large particle accelerators using Nb3Sn

The above are some of the applications of Superconductors. If you know more, please share in the comment section.

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