CHAPTER 2

THE PROMISE OF SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AS VIEWED IN JAPAN

Malcolm R. Beasley

INTRODUCTION

There is no doubt that the Japanese have a long-term, expansive vision of the future of superconductivity. They see it as a key technology of the 21st century. Moreover, the government is making investments in the technology commensurate with this vision. This chapter examines this vision, the anticipated time scale for its realization, and the projected economic impact. It also examines which institutions are most heavily involved, as a means of providing more detail on how Japanese government and industry perceive the promise of superconductivity.


Published: July 1998; WTEC Hyper-Librarian