At the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University
of Houston (TcSUH), cutting-edge research is fueling
innovative technologies with applications ranging from electricity
transmission and power generation to biomedicine and biosensors.
Currently, a new world-class scanning tunneling microscopy
facility for studies of high temperature superconductivity (HTS)
and complex materials is being completed.
Obtaining stable superconductivity at new record high
temperatures, producing extremely pure oxygen for medical
applications, lowering the operating temperature of solid oxide
fuel cells for clean energy, and investigating nanomaterials are
among important TcSUH programs.
“We have strengthened our primary commitment to
fundamental and applied superconductivity research while also
taking advantage of the expertise and synergy between our HTS
researchers and strong UH research programs in nanomaterials
and energy materials,” said TcSUH director and Robert A. Welch
Chair of Science in Chemistry Allan J. Jacobson.