New Superconducting Material of the Future Found. Its founder and director is Turkish scientist Dr. The manufacturing technology developed by Epoch Wires, Serdar Atamert, offers a low-cost solution for next-generation superconductors. A Next Generation Superconductor Based on Magnesium Diboride.
The cost of superconductors cooled with helium is quite high, as the helium reserves used to provide superconductivity are gradually decreasing. This situation accelerates research on the development of next-generation superconductors. Magnesium diboride (MgB2001), whose superconductivity was discovered by Japanese scientists in 2, was first described by Prof. Dr. It was used by Bartek Glowacki in the manufacture of a superconducting cable. As the name suggests, the production of this new generation superconductor, which contains boron as well as magnesium, is much easier and cheaper than other superconductors.
One of the important features of the magnesium dicarbonate-based superconductor is that it is cooled not by helium, whose reserves are dwindling around the world, but by abundant, inexpensive and environmentally friendly hydrogen. Magnesium diboride-based superconducting cables, which cost even less to produce than copper cable, were produced in high quantities and in infinite length for the first time in the world, thanks to a patented production technology developed by Epoch Wires company (Prof. Dr. Bartek Glowacki is also in Epoch Wires staff). Since other magnesium diffuser manufacturers do not have such a production capacity and method, it has not been possible for the new generation magnesium diffuser-based superconducting cables to become widespread until today. This development is also good news for Turkey, which has plenty of boron reserves. It is expected that the new generation superconductors based on magnesium diboride will replace the helium-cooled superconductors with high production costs in the very near future, breaking new ground in terms of production capacity, price and efficiency in the world energy sector.
Source : Börteçin Ege (Science and Technology )