What is superconductivity
Superconductivity is the transmission of electricity without electrical loss or the generation of heat during operation.
Superconductivity was discovered in 1911 by Kamerlingh Onnes as a result of his investigations leading to the liquefaction of helium gas. Onnes' discovery is the basis of a family of materials which operate near absolute zero and are referred to as low temperature superconductors (LTS).
High temperature superconductiors (HTS) were discovered in 1986 and transmit electricity without electrical loss or heat at liquid nitrogen temperatures.
What is the promise of superconductivity
Imagine a world where electricity is transmitted, stored and used without electrical loss and without generating heat during operation.
Imagine finding vast new energy reserves without drilling a well, mining coal or building new power generation.
Imagine removing millions of tons of pollutants and greenhouse gasses from the atmophere without additional capital equipment.
This is the promise of superconductivity.