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High Tc Superconducting Technology

Towards Sustainable Development Goals

edited by Muralidhar Miryala

“The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were established already before the COVID-19 attack—the environment needed help. All the recovery, of the human, social, and especially economic health after COVID-19, will cast new exceptional requirements on new materials, techniques, industrial efficiency, and environmental care. The middle- and high-temperature superconductors appear to be ideal materials for this purpose, in many aspects suitable for the SDG tasks. For their effective employment, excellent physical properties and their understanding are needed, along with the skillful marketing to bring these materials to the market at a reasonable price and to overcome the initial mental barrier towards novelties. This book is an excellent attempt to help in these tasks.”

Prof. Miloš Jirsa, Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814877657
  • Subject: Condensed Matter Physics
  • Published: November 2021
  • Pages: 608

Financial growth, clean environment, global peace, mitigating climate change, and future development of the world require new materials that improve the quality of life. Superconductivity, in general, allows perfect current transmission without losses. This makes it a valuable resource for sustainability in several aspects. High-temperature superconducting (HTSC) materials will be crucial for sustainable everyday applications and more attractive for the United Nations’ SDGs. Superconducting magnets can be used as high-field magnets in magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear magnetic resonance, water purification, magnetic drug delivery, etc. Hunger can be partly avoided if there is sustainability in agriculture. In future, DC electric energy from solar plants in Africa could be transported worldwide, especially to cold countries, using superconducting cables. Superconducting technology is an efficient way to create sustainability as well as reduce greenhouse gases.

This book presents the latest global achievements in the processing and applications of high-Tc superconductors and discusses the usefulness of the SDGs. It summarizes the related advances in materials science and developments with respect to the SDGs. The book also covers large-scale applications of HTSC materials, which will be connected to the SDGs, addressed by several eminent scientists, including Prof. M. Murakami, president, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan; Prof. D. Cardwell, pro-vice chancellor, University of Cambridge, UK; and Prof. N. Long, director, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.