Insulation materials and systems for superconducting powertrain devices in future cryo-electrified aircraft: part I-material challenges and specifications, and device-level application

Mohammad Yazdani-Asrami, Seyyed Meysam Seyyedbarzegar, Min Zhang, Weijia Yuan

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This article introduces the potential use of superconductivity in cryo-electrified aircraft as the aviation industry and governments move toward zero-emissions environmental targets. It outlines the different electrical insulating materials and discusses potential advantages and disadvantages for cryogenic superconducting applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-36
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2022


  • cryo-electrification
  • dielectric
  • electric aircraft
  • hydrogen
  • insulating systems
  • insulation materials
  • superconductor

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