Rice University lab’s flexible insulator offers high strength and superior thermal conduction
University of California, Irvine engineers develop material with heat regulation properties
World's first PET aerogels cut plastic waste and are suitable for heat and sound insulation, oil spill cleaning, and carbon dioxide absorption
Recent work could lead to development of supersensitive and energy-efficient sensors, detectors, and logical switches for science and communication, memory storage, and other emergent technologies
"The whole idea of this lab is to evaluate materials used in power transmission," says Dr. Ravi Gorur, chair of UAH’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
A simulated flip from metal to insulator might be used to encode information.
Topological insulators could exist in six new types not seen before.
Scientists now have made the first-ever accurate determination of a solid-state triple point in a substance called vanadium dioxide, which is known for switching rapidly – in as little as one 10-trillionth of a second – from an electrical insulator to a conductor, and thus could be useful in various technologies.