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Transformers Magazine cordially invites all interested parties including academic researchers, professional engineers, electrical utilities and consultants, as well as component and tape / wire manufacturers to take part in our Special Edition issue focusing on Superconductivity for power network applications.

Transformers Magazine is a publication specializing in the transformers industry, manufacturer, research, and the market, with particular focus on green solutions, and solutions for novel technologies, as well as smart grid. We nurture a scientific approach to the scope of interest and our technical and business articles are recognized by their wide-spread readership between professionals as well as for their professional and graphical excellence.

Electric power system is one of the most important infrastructures in the modern society. Applied superconductivity offers huge opportunities for optimization and modernization of the whole energy and power system for making it more efficient, compact, smarter, reliable, lighter, sustainable, and environmentally friendly by using physical essence and attribute of superconductors and implementing them into the products. The success of superconductivity, however, depends on the overcoming challenges such as initial purchasing cost, as well as technical issues.

Superconductors, especially high-temperature superconducting coated-conductor tapes offer a high throughput with much higher current-carrying capacity and lower electric losses compared with the conventional conductors, and have the potential to transform the electric power grid.

This special issue aims to provide a forum for the latest developments, future plan, and long-term roadmap to superconductivity for power grid applications. The focus will be on the achievements of superconductivity-based technological developments, and applications in generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity, fault current limitation, loss evaluation, feasibility studies, etc. Topics may range from an individual device to integrated systems, from laboratory investigations to grid deployment.

We hope this special edition will shed a new light on the disruptive innovation in the field of applied superconducting that is expected to change the world and modernise the power network assets. Topics that would be of interest in this edition include, but are not limited to:

  • Roadmap to future of large-scale superconductivity for power network application
  • Advancements in superconducting technology in the power grid
  • System optimization, considering cost, efficiency, overall performance, and reliability
  • Superconductivity for smart grids
  •  Superconductivity for HVDC systems
  • High temperature superconducting devices
  • MgB2 superconducting devices
  • Superconducting power transformer
  • Superconducting traction transformer
  • Superconducting fault current limiter
  • Superconducting power cable
  • Superconducting magnetic energy storage
  • Installation feasibility studies and policy
  • Risk mitigation and reliability
  • Measurements and experimental tests
  • Simulation of device performances
  • Diagnostics and condition monitoring
  • Superconducting asset management
  • Manufacturing process and future plan
  • Economic evaluation
  • Cooling system design, evaluation, and costs
  • Artificial intelligence for applied superconductivity
  • Reliability and lifetime estimation of the superconducting devices
  • Thermal and mechanical performance of superconducting devices
  • Circular economy in superconductivity, etc.

Our readers, potential authors and other stakeholders are invited to propose additional topics of relevance by December 30th 2020.



We are pleased that preparation of this edition is led by some of the most prominent experts in this field. The guest Editorial Board are:

Prof. Weijia Yuan, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom

Dr. Sergey Samoilenkov, CEO of SuperOx, Russia

Mr. Michael Ross, Managing Director of Superconductor Power Systems at American Superconductor (AMSC), USA.

Dr. Arnaud Allais, Nexan, France

Dr. Hyukchan Son, KEPCO, South Korea

Dr. Zhenan Jiang, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Dr. Mohammad Yazdani-Asrami, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom


We invite professionals and experts involved in this filed to join our Editorial Board as editors / reviewers for this Special Edition. Please contact us by 30 November 2020.

Upon the publication of the Special Edition, one of the guest editors will be invited to the Editorial Board of Transformers Magazine as a permanent member.

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We invite authors to submit original, previously unpublished material. Authors can express intent to submit a paper, or submit their full-length manuscripts following our regular submission procedure by February 18th 2021.

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Manuscripts must be prepared according to the submission guidelines outlined in the Author Centre of the Transformers Magazine Publish with us webpage.

All submitted manuscripts of technical articles will undergo an anonymous peer review. Thus, invitation to submit a manuscript does not guarantee inclusion in the special edition.

The editors look forward to receiving paper proposals and manuscripts.



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This special edition is also endorsed and supported by the British Cryogenics Council.


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