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Physicists Hunt For Room-Temperature Superconductors

room-temp-superconductor-1Waste heat is all around you. On a small scale, if your phone or laptop feels warm, that's because some of the energy powering the device is being transformed into unwanted heat. On a larger scale, electric grids , such as high power lines, lose over 5% of their energy in the process of transmission. In an electric power industry that generated more than US$400 billion in 2018 , that's a tremendous amount of wasted money.

Associated Environmental Systems engineers and manufactures environmental test chambers for testing new materials and technologies for device development. Test chambers apply a wide range of temperatures and humidity to the materials and devices on a small scale and can be applied to large scales electrical grids and power lines. 

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