This group belongs to the School of Computer & Communications Sciences at EPFL. Formerly it was part of the Laboratory of Nonlinear Systems (LANOS) under the supervision of Professor Martin Hasler. Our main research fields are the measurements, modelling and characterization of high-Tc superconductors. This kind of materials can carry very large electrical currents with very low energy dissipation (compared to traditional copper or aluminum conductors) and they can be, therefore, used in new generation power systems for devices such as fault current limiters, electric cables, transformers, motors and generators. Among the main impediments to an immediate large scale industrial utilization of the high-Tc superconductor technologies are the AC losses occuring in the presence of alternating transport currents and/or magnetic fields.
Applied Superconductivity Group hosted the:
1st School on Numerical Modeling for Applied Superconductivity
June 20-24th 2016
FASTGRID (2017-2020) Cost effective FCL using advanced supercon. tapes for future HVDC grids.
ECCOFLOW (2010-2014) Development and field testing of an efficient YBCO Coated Conductor based Fault Current Limiter for Operation in Electricity Networks.
MANEP Project (2001-2013) Materials with Novel Electronic Properties
BIG-POWA Project (2004) HIGH CURRENT BI-2223 CONDUCTORS WITH INNOVATIVE WIRE GEOMETRY FOR POWER APPLICATIONS
PSEL projects (2000) Power network System study
SACPA Project (1999) A study of ac losses in BISSCO / Ag tape relevant to industrial high power applications