Using energy & resources more efficiently is one of the major challenges worldwide. The vanishing resistance & high current-carrying capacity of superconductors mean that a wide range of applications in energy, industry, research & mobility can be made much more compact & efficient.

High-Temperature Superconductivity

High-temperature superconductivity is in the spotlight as it accelerates the massive integration of renewable energies, for example with lightweight and efficient wind turbines, compact underground cables and new fault current limiters.

It is also a key technology for improving energy and resource efficiency, e.g. through magnetic heating in industrial applications, levitation in transportation, and an enabler for disruptive technologies.

However, superconducting applications still require improved material properties as well as tailored material and conductor concepts. A general challenge in this field is the development of new and advanced simulation tools that can be adapted to the Industry 4.0 standard and recent developments in digitalization. These findings must be adapted in a multidisciplinary approach to develop large-scale demonstrators and prototypes that are tested and operated under real conditions.


AdHyBau 05/21-04/23

Development of hybrid designs for HP electric motors, 3D printed & fiber composite-metal hybrid designs, for use in cryogenic applications in H2 atmospheres.

SuperLink - Inner-city HTS high-voltage cable to safeguard critical infrastructure in the course of the energy transition in Munich.NKT
SuperLink 10/20-03/23

SuperLink - Inner-city HTS high-voltage cable (110 kV, 500 MVA) to safeguard critical infrastructure in the course of the energy transition in Munich. SWM @youtube BMWi Grant: 03EN2036E

Press release BMWi
DEMO200 - Development of a 200,000 A superconducting industrial busbar.Viktor Stark
DEMO200 07/19-12/21

Development of a superconducting (2G HTS) high current system for 200 kA DC short distance transmission in industry @70 K. Energy saving ind. processes (BMWi) Grant: 03ET1670B

Project website
RoWaMag: developing a robust and low-maintenance magnetic heater
RoWaMag 04/19-03/22

Robust & low-maintenance magnetic heater with high-temp. superconductor coils for hot forming processes. Energy Technologies (BMWi) Grant: 03ET1651A | Presentation @ZIEHL 03/2020

German Energy Solutions Initiative
Magnetohydro­dynamic Enhanced Entry System for Space Transportation
MEESST 10/20-09/23

FET-OPEN Challenging Current Thinking Project: filling the gap between research & application, towards the development of a first-of-its-kind demonstrator implementing active magnetic shielding for the Re-entry. Grant: No 899298


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