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To conduct, or to insulate? That is the question


July 2, 2015

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Researchers working at the National Science Foundation-funded National MagLab have identified a material that behaves as a conductor and an insulator at the same time, challenging current understanding of how materials behave, and pointing to a new type of insulating state.Full Story

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National Magnetic Field Laboratory

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