News tagged with electrical insulator

Solving a mystery of thermoelectrics

Materials that can be used for thermoelectric devices—those that turn a temperature difference into an electric voltage—have been known for decades. But until now there has been no good explanation for why just a few ...

dateApr 29, 2014 in Materials Science
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Will 2-D tin be the next super material?

A single layer of tin atoms could be the world's first material to conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency at the temperatures that computer chips operate, according to a team of theoretical physicists led by researchers ...

dateNov 21, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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Using heat to make magnets

EPFL scientists have provided the first evidence ever that it is possible to generate a magnetic field by using heat instead of electricity. The phenomenon is referred to as the Magnetic Seebeck effect or 'thermomagnetism'.

dateOct 17, 2013 in General Physics
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Promising new alloy for resistive switching memory

Memory based on electrically-induced "resistive switching" effects have generated a great deal of interest among engineers searching for faster and smaller devices because resistive switching would allow for a higher memory ...

dateSep 20, 2013 in Nanophysics
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