Superconductivity
& Electronics

Superconductivity
&
Electronics

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Discovered in the early 20th century by physicist Heike Kammerlingh Onnes, the phenomenon of superconductivity refers to the state obtained when an electrically conductive material is cooled to very low temperatures (cryogenic temperatures). Today, superconductivity is used in a number of fields to reduce our energy consumption.

Superconductivity, a fast-growing strategic sector

Superconductivity, a fast-growing strategic sector

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Over the last few decades, companies have devoted a great deal of attention to the study of superconductivity and its applications.

Against a backdrop of global warming and the need to decarbonize energy and transport, superconducting solutions represent a real challenge. Reducing energy consumption in the transport and IT sectors is essential if we are to keep pace with the increasing global warming of recent years.

Superconductivity helps to address this issue by supressing the electrical resistance of materials, thereby limiting losses in power grids and boosting efficiency. As a result, the need for electricity generation is reduced, leading to an increase in the proportion produced by renewable energies.

The materials used to conduct electric current or build motors and generators all have a resistance that results in a loss of energy due to dissipated heat.

Once cooled to cryogenic temperatures, the properties of the material change and it acquires the ability to conduct an electric current perfectly without losses. This phenomenon increases the efficiency of electrical transport, since it cancels out energy losses through heat dissipation. Very high current intensities can thus be produced, making it possible to generate very strong magnetic fields.

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The use of superconductors to enable high magnetic fields is the route to the development of new scientific instruments to better understand fundamental physics, the science of the universe or the production of clean energy.

Superconductivity applications

Superconductivity applications

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The phenomenon of superconductivity applies to several fields:

  • Energy transport and storage

  • Development of high-power superconducting generators and motors, enabling a shift towards low-carbon mobility.

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  • Nuclear fusion

  • Nuclear fusion combines hydrogen atoms without emitting radioactive waste. Fusion takes place in a tokamak, an enclosure that reaches temperatures of several million degrees. The electrically charged particles that make up the plasma can be confined and controlled by powerful magnetic fields generated by superconducting magnets.

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  • Medical imaging

  • Superconductivity plays an important role in medical imaging. Superconducting sensors provide the sensitivity needed to measure extremely weak magnetic fields (magneto-encephalography). Superconductivity has other applications in the production of magnetic fields for medical imaging (MRI) and NMR.

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  • Electronics and
    data management

  • Superconductivity increases the computing power of computers and reduces their power consumption. Quantum electronics is a technology that makes it possible to have “supercomputers” capable of performing many more computational operations and being faster.

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Development of high-power superconducting generators and motors, enabling a shift towards low-carbon mobility.

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Nuclear fusion combines hydrogen atoms without emitting radioactive waste. Fusion takes place in a tokamak, an enclosure that reaches temperatures of several million degrees. The electrically charged particles that make up the plasma can be confined and controlled by powerful magnetic fields generated by superconducting magnets.

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Superconductivity plays an important role in medical imaging. Superconducting sensors provide the sensitivity needed to measure extremely weak magnetic fields (magneto-encephalography). Superconductivity has other applications in the production of magnetic fields for medical imaging (MRI) and NMR.

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Superconductivity increases the computing power of computers and reduces their power consumption. Quantum electronics is a technology that makes it possible to have “supercomputers” capable of performing many more computational operations and being faster.

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  • Energy transport
    and storage

  • Development of high-power superconducting generators and motors, enabling a shift towards low-carbon mobility.

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  • Nuclear fusion

  • Nuclear fusion combines hydrogen atoms without emitting radioactive waste. Fusion takes place in a tokamak, an enclosure that reaches temperatures of several million degrees. The electrically charged particles that make up the plasma can be confined and controlled by powerful magnetic fields generated by superconducting magnets.

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  • Medical imaging

  • Superconductivity plays an important role in medical imaging. Superconducting sensors provide the sensitivity needed to measure extremely weak magnetic fields (magneto-encephalography). Superconductivity has other applications in the production of magnetic fields for medical imaging (MRI) and NMR.

    magnétoencéphalographie
  • Electronics and
    data management

  • Superconductivity increases the computing power of computers and reduces their power consumption. Quantum electronics is a technology that makes it possible to have “supercomputers” capable of performing many more computational operations and being faster.

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Development of high-power superconducting generators and motors, enabling a shift towards low-carbon mobility.

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Nuclear fusion combines hydrogen atoms without emitting radioactive waste. Fusion takes place in a tokamak, an enclosure that reaches temperatures of several million degrees. The electrically charged particles that make up the plasma can be confined and controlled by powerful magnetic fields generated by superconducting magnets.

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Superconductivity plays an important role in medical imaging. Superconducting sensors provide the sensitivity needed to measure extremely weak magnetic fields (magneto-encephalography). Superconductivity has other applications in the production of magnetic fields for medical imaging (MRI) and NMR.

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Superconductivity increases the computing power of computers and reduces their power consumption. Quantum electronics is a technology that makes it possible to have “supercomputers” capable of performing many more computational operations and being faster.

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  • Energy transport
    and storage

  • Development of high-power superconducting generators and motors, enabling a shift towards low-carbon mobility.

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  • Nuclear fusion

  • Nuclear fusion combines hydrogen atoms without emitting radioactive waste. Fusion takes place in a tokamak, an enclosure that reaches temperatures of several million degrees. The electrically charged particles that make up the plasma can be confined and controlled by powerful magnetic fields generated by superconducting magnets.

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  • Medical imaging

  • Superconductivity plays an important role in medical imaging. Superconducting sensors provide the sensitivity needed to measure extremely weak magnetic fields (magneto-encephalography). Superconductivity has other applications in the production of magnetic fields for medical imaging (MRI) and NMR.

    magnétoencéphalographie
  • Electronics and
    data management

  • Superconductivity increases the computing power of computers and reduces their power consumption. Quantum electronics is a technology that makes it possible to have “supercomputers” capable of performing many more computational operations and being faster.

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Development of high-power superconducting generators and motors, enabling a shift towards low-carbon mobility.

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Nuclear fusion combines hydrogen atoms without emitting radioactive waste. Fusion takes place in a tokamak, an enclosure that reaches temperatures of several million degrees. The electrically charged particles that make up the plasma can be confined and controlled by powerful magnetic fields generated by superconducting magnets.

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Superconductivity plays an important role in medical imaging. Superconducting sensors provide the sensitivity needed to measure extremely weak magnetic fields (magneto-encephalography). Superconductivity has other applications in the production of magnetic fields for medical imaging (MRI) and NMR.

magnétoencéphalographie

Superconductivity increases the computing power of computers and reduces their power consumption. Quantum electronics is a technology that makes it possible to have “supercomputers” capable of performing many more computational operations and being faster.

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Our expertise in developing superconducting
solutions

Our expertise in developing superconducting solutions

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Helium management

Absolut System’s expertise in helium management (HMS) enables it to pre-cool and liquefy helium (from 300K to 4K).

The superconducting magnets used operate at very low temperatures and require helium cooling to cryogenic temperatures.

This know-how applies to several areas of superconductivity, such as

Helium purification and liquefaction systems using our Pulse-Tube coolers to cool imaging sensors.

Cooling the superconducting coils that power tokamaks.

Our cryogenic expertise

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Absolut System is a major player in the development and supply of innovative cryogenic systems for superconducting technologies.

With over 10 years’ experience in cryogenics, we develop high-performance cooling systems to support the installation of superconducting facilities.

Our aim is to design systems that meet the need for more efficient energy distribution, decarbonized transport and denser urban areas.

Our 30-strong engineering team innovates in the field of superconductivity, designing technological building blocks to give you access to superconductivity in the fields of research, mobility and digital technology.

Our teams work on energy transport solutions, supplying cryogenic systems tailored to your power requirements, and supporting you from feasibility study to on-site installation.

Cryogenic know-how
for the development
of superconducting solutions

Cryogenic know-how for the development of superconducting solutions

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Absolut System is a major player in the development and supply of innovative cryogenic systems for superconducting technologies.

With over 10 years’ experience in cryogenics, we ensure cold supply by developing high-performance cooling systems to accompany the installation of superconducting facilities.

Our aim is to design systems that meet the need for more efficient energy distribution, decarbonized transport and denser urban areas.

Our 30-strong engineering team innovates in the field of superconductivity, designing technological building blocks to give you access to superconductivity in the fields of research, mobility and digital technology.

Our teams work on energy transport solutions, supplying cryogenic systems tailored to your power requirements, and supporting you from feasibility study to on-site installation.