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ArrowApplied Superconductivity Center

We advance the science and technology of superconductivity and particularly superconductivity applications. We do this by investigating low temperature and high temperature materials through our research grants and through our collaborations with other universities, national laboratories and industry. We continually educate post-graduate, graduate and undergraduate students by our research and public service.

In 2006, after more than two decades at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, the Center was lured to the Magnet Lab and Florida State University in Tallahassee. Its new facilities are located between the MagLab and the Florida A&M University-FSU College of Engineering, within walking distance of both institutions.

The Center’s work is made possible by generous funding from:

Zeiss scanning electron/ion microscope
This scanning electron/focused ion beam microscope, one of two at the center, is used to develop highly energy efficient superconducting wires and tapes.
  • Air Force Office of Scientific Research / Multidisciplinary Research Program (AFOSR MURI)
  • National Science Foundation – Materials Research (NSF–DMR) Focused Research Group
  • U.S. Department of Energy / Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (DOE–EERE): Superconductivity Partnership Initiative (SPI)
  • U.S. Department of Energy / Fusion Energy Sciences Program (DOE–Fusion)
  • U.S. Department of Energy / High Energy Physics Program (DOE–HEP)

For more information contact ASC Director and Chief Materials Scientist David Larbalestier or Scholar/Scientist Peter Lee.

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