2009 winners > 13 to 14 years > Current Storage in a Superconductor
Current Storage in a Superconductor
Inspired by an interest in power management and the related physics as well as evident problems with power grids, Hadleigh set out to explore electricity storage in a superconductor.
I was aware of a lack of research into innovative ways to use a superconductor and identified that a superconductor could be used to make a completely new storage or management system. Some people were skeptical that my project was even possible, so to find my idea actually worked was very exciting. I also enjoyed getting to use proper equipment [that neither I nor the school had] and learning the physics and seeing the interesting work currently being done in this area. I did face some pracical and technological difficulties, in particular solving challenging problems and getting permission to do the experiments I had planned.
I have a real interest in maths, electronic and mechanical logic and physics and am interested in working in the electrical engineering, programming, physics or financial industries.