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EU Grants EUR 50,000 Prize to Energy Researchers

KIT and SPC Are Awarded the EU SOFT Innovation Prize for Fusion Research for the Development of a Superconductor Concept with Outstanding Characteristics
Querschnitt des Kreuzleiters CroCo
The cross section of the CroCo cross conductor is filled with a cross of superconducting tapes. As a result, CroCo reaches high current-carrying capacities. (Photo: KIT)

The EU SOFT Innovation Prize for fusion research in the amount of EUR 50,000 is awarded to a team of researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Swiss Plasma Center (SPC). Scientists of the Institute for Technical Physics of KIT have developed a novel superconducting conductor concept. Thanks to its energy-efficient current transport, it might be used as a basic element in future high-current cables of fusion power plants, industrial facilities, or DC power grids. Today, the prize was awarded at the Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT) in Prague.

Further information in the Press Release 121/2016.

kes, 05.09.2016