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Environment

Air Liquide Aids Superconductor Cable

June 30, 2008 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 86, ISSUE 26

Credit: American Superconductor

The world's longest superconductor power transmission cable has been connected to the power grid in Holbrook, N.Y., by the Long Island Power Authority and American Superconductor. The 600-meter-long cable is cryogenically cooled to 200 °C with Air Liquide liquid nitrogen. According to the partners, superconductor cables can transport three to five times more energy than traditional cables.

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