Nexans and AMSC introduce fault current limiter for North American utilities

AMSC, a global solutions provider serving wind and grid leaders, and Nexans, an expert in the cable industry (both CSA Corporate Sustaining Members), recently introduced to the North American market a medium voltage superconductor fault current limiter (SFCL) solution that is designed to meet many of the challenges caused by today's highly interconnected networks and diversified generation sources.

Scientists discover new phi-Josephson junction for use in cryoelectronics

Scientists from the University of Tübingen, Germany, working with colleagues from Tel Aviv University and the University of Kiel, Germany, have proposed [1] and experimentally demonstrated [2] a new type of superconducting element – named the phi-Josephson (?-Josephson) junction. Implemented in cryogenic devices, this element will make superconducting electronic circuits work practically “by themselves” and improve functionality.