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      ASTRA Centre has been established with the focus on applications of superconductivity as a response to the requirements of increasing the current carrying capacity and reducing the ohmic loss in electrical power transmission and distribution. It operated within the Institute of Electrical Engineering of the Slovak Academy of Sciences with financial support (2003-2005) from the European Union (contract ENK6-CT-2002-80658).

To broaden the scope of the Centre the Web page dedicated to the superconductivity application is maintained by the Consulting centre for applied superconductivity, as a reference place for local industry and academic groups (see Consulting Centre).

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