News tagged with insulator

Quiet area for sensitive devices

Devices for precise analysis or manufacturing are very sensitive to ambient vibrations. The German experts at Fraunhofer have developed an insulation unit that actively counteracts these effects emanating from the environment. ...

dateMar 15, 2011 in Engineering
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Black holes: a model for superconductors?

Black holes are some of the heaviest objects in the universe. Electrons are some of the lightest. Now physicists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have shown how charged black holes can be ...

dateMar 02, 2011 in General Physics
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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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