- Feb 25, 2008
It cost $100 per inch. Then there's the fees for the person that machines it.
Honestly that wouldn't be any better for heat transfer. The superconducting properties are only achieved when the metal is cooled to about 10 degrees Kelvin which is very very cold. Now carbon nanotube woven into a material similar to carbon fiber would be amazing as I have seen a piece cut through an ice cube just from the heat generated from a person's hand. But it would probably only work if it were surrounded by a piece of thick copper so the heat could be transferred to something that wouldn't hold the heat so wellI don't know much about this material but I believe it's called superconductor rod. AFAIK it's Nb-Ti (the grayish looking material), a type of superconductor, encased in copper. Regular copper and aluminum hosts might be the more economical choice
At $100 per inch, this discussion is just academic. Who is going to pay that for host stock?