Mechanism and enhancement of supercurrent carrying ability in magnesium diboride superconductor [ 2008 - 2010 ]

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Researchers A/Prof X Wang; Prof S Lee

Brief description The newly discovered MgB2 superconductor has great potential to replace the existing conventional superconductors for uses in various medical and industrial applications. This project brings together two world leading groups with complementary expertise to develop a fundamental understanding of the factors controlling MgB2 performance and to find effective ways to significantly improve its supercurrent carrying capabilities for practical applications. The outcome of this project will be of benefit to both countries and will lead to many practical applications such as transformers, rotors, and transmission cables, as well as magnetic resonance imaging without using liquid helium, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and global warming.

Funding Amount $49,600

Funding Scheme Linkage International

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