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Superconductors: the miracle materials powering an energy revolution

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In a world of possibilities, superconductors will be a ubiquitous element of alternative energy transmission. Our present alternating-current (AC) transmission cables lose too much energy and are too unstable to carry electricity over distances approaching several hundreds of metres, from offshore and deserts where alternative energy is created, to urban areas where it is most used; this is where high-voltage direct current (DC) and lossless superconducting electrical transmission cables can have the biggest impact.


Superconductors: Material raises hope of energy revolution

BBC News

"Because of the limits of low temperature, materials with such extraordinary properties have not quite transformed the world in the way that many might have imagined," said Dr Ranga Dias, from the University of Rochester, in New York State.


OECD Predicts Unsustainable Rise in Use of Raw Materials

U.S. News

In a report presented during a meeting in Yokohama, Japan, the OECD says carbon emissions from burning of fossil fuels and production of iron, cement and other materials could almost double to 50 gigatons of CO2 equivalent by 2060.


Toward a predictive theory of correlated materials

Science

Correlated electron materials display a rich variety of notable properties ranging from unconventional superconductivity to metal-insulator transitions. These properties are of interest from the point of view of applications but are hard to treat theoretically, as they result from multiple competing energy scales. Although possible in more weakly correlated materials, theoretical design and spectroscopy of strongly correlated electron materials have been a difficult challenge for many years. By treating all the relevant energy scales with sufficient accuracy, complementary advances in Green's functions and quantum Monte Carlo methods open a path to first-principles computational property predictions in this class of materials.


Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in solar energy - ELE Times

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A one of a kind opportunity exists to apply AI to a particular part of the clean energy value chain: materials. Materials fill in as the structure blocks of clean energy, for example, the solar cells that make up the photovoltaic panels found on rooftops. Enhancing the materials used to manufacture parts of clean energy is significant on the grounds that current materials are frequently lethal, non-earth rich, and require carbon-concentrated processing. Without getting excessively technical, basically, the entire reason of AI is a machine emulating the human brain. The machine can learn and adjust to various situations, and as time passes, the machine gets smarter and responds diversely to accomplish better outcomes.