She is researching materials that exhibit high temperature superconductivity to more efficiently transfer electrical current.
Now they have superconducting poons that stick to aluminum bodywork by inducing eddy currents in the actual flesh of the car, turning it into an unwilling electromagnet, but Y.T. does not have one of these.
Neal Stephenson -- Snow Crash
The Superconducting Super Collider!
Dan Brown -- Angels & Demons
The crown of thorns closes over her head, she feels the pricks of the electrodes through her scalp, senses the cool air flowing down over her shoulders from the superconducting quantum-interference devices that serve as radar into her brain.