News tagged with insulation

Delving into manganite conductivity

(PhysOrg.com) -- Chemical compounds called manganites have been studied for many years since the discovery of colossal magnetoresistance, a property that promises important applications in the fields of magnetic ...

dateFeb 09, 2011 in Condensed Matter
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Tunable plastic thermometers

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the Universities of Queensland and New South Wales in Australia have discovered that the ability of a plastic to conduct electricity can be tuned by exposure to an ion beam. ...

dateDec 15, 2010 in Materials Science
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Wood-derived foam materials

Since most foam materials are made of petrochemical plastics, they aren't very climate-friendly. But now an alternative is in sight – a novel foam material produced entirely from wood, which is not harmful ...

dateApr 29, 2015 in Materials Science
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Self-repairing subsea material

Embryonic faults in subsea high voltage installations are difficult to detect and very expensive to repair. Researchers believe that self-repairing materials could be the answer.

dateDec 16, 2014 in Materials Science
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