Solids are generally divided into metals, which conduct electricity, and insulators, which do not. Some oxides straddle this boundary, however: a material's structure and properties suggest it should be a metal, but it sometimes behaves as an insulator. Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara are digging into the mechanisms of this transformation and are aiming to harness it for use in novel electronic devices.
vandewal 2016-05-26T08:21:57+00:00How to Turn a Metal Into an Insulator vandewal 2016-05-26T08:21:57+00:00
Locking up electrons