Superconducting power transmission cables
February 13, 2001 4:04 PM   Subscribe

Superconducting power transmission cables In another thread, I mentioned that High-Tc power transmission cables were an example of an anticipated use of a technology which never came to fruition, and that the possible energy savings weren't worth the effort. Oops.
posted by UrineSoakedRube (2 comments total)
This is exciting. As far as I know, this is the first practical application of superconductors for any use. I wonder if the energy savings will really make it worth the infrastructure involved in keeping the lines in liquid nitrogen.
posted by Loudmax at 12:25 AM on February 14, 2001

It was my impression that this would come into wide use if scientists were ever able to create true "room-temperature" superconductors.
posted by quirked at 6:26 AM on February 14, 2001

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