News tagged with electrical insulator

Achieving zero resistance in energy flow

Laptop computer users operating their devices on their laps will be familiar with the heat they generate, which comes from electrical resistance converting waste energy to heat. Scientists dream of creating electronic devices ...

dateMay 09, 2016 in General Physics
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Spinning better electronic devices

A team of researchers, led by a group at the University of California, Riverside, have demonstrated for the first time the transmission of electrical signals through insulators in a sandwich-like structure, a development ...

dateMar 02, 2016 in General Physics
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One step closer to a new kind of computer

An international group of physicists, including Aleksandr Golubov, head of the MIPT Laboratory of Topological Quantum Phenomena in Superconductor Systems, recently presented results of experiments testing a new phenomenon ...

dateSep 16, 2015 in Superconductivity
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Soundproofing with quantum physics

Sebastian Huber and his colleagues show that the road from abstract theory to practical applications needn't always be very long. Their mechanical implementation of a quantum mechanical phenomenon could soon be used for soundproofing ...

dateJul 02, 2015 in Quantum Physics
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From metal to insulator and back again

New work from Carnegie's Russell Hemley and Ivan Naumov hones in on the physics underlying the recently discovered fact that some metals stop being metallic under pressure. Their work is published in Physical Review Letters.

dateApr 22, 2015 in Condensed Matter
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