News tagged with insulation

First discovery of a natural topological insulator

( —In a step toward understanding and exploiting an exotic form of matter that has been sparking excitement for potential applications in a new genre of supercomputers, scientists are reporting the first identification ...

dateMar 06, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Unfazed by imperfections

While insulating against electrical currents in their interior, the surface of materials called topological insulators permits the flow of electron spins relatively unhindered. The almost lossless flow of spin information ...

dateJul 08, 2011 in General Physics
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