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Title: Applications attract DuPont

Scientists at DuPont say they have demonstrated the first chemical processing application for high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnets. DuPont says the work, which uses a HTS magnet to separate mineral contaminants from kaolin, points to the feasibility of a range of HTS applications in industrial processing, including those involving polymerization. DuPont`s success comes after 10 years of work to commercialize high-temperature superconductors. And while superconductors have lost much of their luster since the late 1980s, the company says it is still bullish on their prospects. {open_quotes}At the moment, there`s no real market for superconductors,{close_quotes} says Alan Lauder, general manager/superconductivity. But, he says, several potentially lucrative applications could be commercialized within the next several years.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
482431
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Chemical Week; Journal Volume: 158; Journal Issue: 30; Other Information: PBD: 7 Aug 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
40 CHEMISTRY; KAOLIN; SEPARATION PROCESSES; MINERALS; SUPERCONDUCTING MAGNETS; USES; HIGH-TC SUPERCONDUCTORS