Superconductivity

1911

Superconductivity

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Heike Kamerlingh Onnes physics

Superconductivity

High-temperature superconductivity

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In general, wherever you get unwanted heat in an electrical device, such as while charging and discharging a lithium-ion battery, the heat is due to electrical resistance. Resistors can be a necessary part of an electrical design; however, use of room-temperature superconductive materials, in removing losses due to unneeded resistance, would remove huge inefficiences of energy generation, storage, transmision, and use.

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