SUMAN research is featured in Valor Afegit, a show from TV3 television

Superconductors were displayed in the TV prime time, jointly with batteries and thermoelectricity, as materials for the energy of the future.

A team from the show Valor Afegit spent a few hours at ICMAB, learning about some of the research being developed in our labs.

Valor Afegit is a TV show aired on TV3 after the news, from Monday to Wednesday. These short sections, narrated by TV3 Journalist Gil Toll, spotlight different forms of innovation. The 3 episodes apperared on 15, 16 and 17 March 2021 were all about the research being done at ICMAB on “Materials for the energy of the future”. 

On Wednesday 17 March 2021: Superconductors

Teresa Puig, from the Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) Group, explained how her team is working on creating extremely effective superconducting materials that have no energy loss below a certain temperature. Her group utilizes chemical solutions to create solid but lightweight and flexible superconductors based on Yttrium Barium Copper Oxide (YBCO) following a low cost procedure that allows an ultrafast growth of the films. These properties push this material towards industrialization by making it more competitive. Teresa Puig is working on this within her ERC Advanced ULTRASUPERTAPE project, and the ERC Proof of Concept IMPACT project. 

See the Superconductors episode here

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