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NASA space applications of high-temperature superconductorsThe application of superconducting technology in space has been limited by the requirement of cooling to near liquid helium temperatures. The only means of attaining these temperatures has been with cryogenic fluids which severely limits mission lifetime. The development of materials with superconducting transition temperatures (T sub c) above 77 K has made superconducting technology more attractive and feasible for employment in aerospace systems. Potential applications of high-temperature superconducting technology in cryocoolers and remote sensing, communications, and power systems are discussed.
Document ID
19920023736
Document Type
Other
Authors
Heinen, Vernon O. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Sokoloski, Martin M. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Aron, Paul R. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Bhasin, Kul B. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: Solid State Technology Branch of NASA Lewis Research Center
Subject Category
SOLID-STATE PHYSICS
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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