News tagged with insulating materials

Topological insulators—one glimpse is enough

The Nobel Prize for physics in 2016 was awarded for the theory of topological matter. Topological insulators are new materials with special electronic properties and are of great fundamental and applications-oriented interest. ...

dateNov 21, 2017 in General Physics
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Reality check for topological insulators

Topological insulators, a class of materials which has been investigated for just over a decade, have been heralded as a new 'wonder material", as has graphene. But so far, topological insulators have not quite lived up to ...

dateJul 27, 2017 in General Physics
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Breakthrough in spintronics

It's ultra-thin, electrically conducting at the edge and highly insulating within—and all that at room temperature: Physicists from the University of Würzburg have developed a promising new material.

dateJul 10, 2017 in General Physics
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