The program was co-hosted by the European Society for Applied Superconductivity and the University of Bologna
OCEM Power Electronics sponsored a six-day seminar this week that brought together graduate students and young professionals from around the world to study how high-temperature superconductor technology can be applied to the renewable energy and transport sectors.
About 25 young researchers from Europe, the U.S. and Asia participated in the ESAS Summer School on High Temperature Superconductor Technology for Sustainable Energy and Transport Systems, hosted by the European Society for Applied Superconductivity (ESAS) and the University of Bologna on June 8-14.
The Summer School was founded in 2007 and is held at a different European university each summer. This year OCEM sponsored a welcome event and provided educational materials for the students.
The company maintains close ties with universities and other research institutions, and was enthusiastic about supporting the ESAS program because for decades OCEM has supplied power systems for superconducting magnets used in fusion energy research and particle accelerators.
Superconductors are materials that, when cooled dramatically, can carry an electric current with no resistive loss. For example the energy stored in the form of a magnetic field within a superconducting coil last indefinitely without losses or decays, and can be rapidly utilized for pulsed-power applications.
OCEM began producing power supply systems for regular superconductors in the 1970s and then for high-temperature superconductors after the phenomenon was discovered in the 1980s.
OCEM Power Electronics, since 1943 the specialist in Power Electronics.