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Superconducting Sapphire

September 8, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

“Diamonds may be forever but sapphire is the name of the game when it comes to the next generation of super-efficient electrical conducting wires.

Scientists at Tel Aviv University have developed a new superconductor made of fibers spun from sapphire crystals, which can transmit about 40 times more electricity than a copper wire of comparable size.

The new wire has the potential to push the price of renewable energy down by making it more economical to transmit electricity over long distances.”

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