High Temperature Superconductors
Sumitomo Electric started the development of high temperature superconductor in 1986. After 20 years of R&D, Bismuth-based high temperature superconducting wire (DI-BSSCO®) is now commercially available.
Superconducting wire (top) and High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) power Cable (right).
(Dynamically Innovative BSCCO: (Bi(Pb)SrCaCuO) is a trademark of Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
- World's First In-Grid High Temperature Superconducting Power Cable System is Now Online at Albany, New York. (August 2006)
- Success in the world's 1st Long Duration test of High-Temp. Superconducting Cable Sumitomo & IGC Superpower is collaborating in Superconducting Cable Project in Albany, NY funded by U.S Government.
- American Superconductor / Sumitomo Agreement Aimed at Opening Up World Market and Accelerating Adoption of Superconductor Power Cables.
- Sumitomo Electric Wins the Superconductivity Science and Technology Award for the Development of High-Temperature Superconducting Magnet Cable in 2002.