Maximizing strength used in electric power transmission lines with just a touch of scandium.
Scandium allows manufacturers to produce lighter, high-voltage electrical cables.
Electrical conductors manufactured using scandium are more resistant to high temperatures exposure which allows for greater electrical currents to be used without affecting the mechanical properties of the aluminium.
Aluminium-scandium allows cables used in electric power transmission to efficiently handle larger currents, especially during peak times.
Scandium addition is also shaking things up in the electric industry, including for the high-voltage cables used to power electric transport grids. In fact, scandium doesn’t significantly impact the conductivity of the aluminium alloys. Bonus: it also ensures mechanical resistance when an electrical conductor is exposed to high temperatures.
Less weight, more power, better resistance to handle high-voltage peaks: Who knew all it took was a touch of scandium to push the electric industry to the next level?
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