insulating material

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n insulating material a material that reduces or prevents the transmission of heat or sound or electricity
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Usage

In literature:

For an insulating material, wood, when plunged in dilute acid, is preferred by the inventor.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 598, June 18, 1887" by Various
Rubber and similar insulating materials give capacities as great as twice that of dry paper.
"Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1" by Kempster Miller
Castings of the same material are used to secure the contact rail in position upon the insulators.
"The New York Subway" by Anonymous
Where this condition exists, it is a real economy to cover the inside of it with insulating material.
"If You're Going to Live in the Country" by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
Can you recommend any insulating material for making induction coils which will dry rapidly?
"Scientific American, Volume 40, No. 13, March 29, 1879" by Various
But he sobered instantly at Mado's words; they'd have to produce copper and insulating materials for the job.
"Creatures of Vibration" by Harl Vincent
It consists of a trough lined with some insulating material, covered with two layers of ordinary window glass.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
A cup-shaped case (A) is provided, made of some insulating material, which has a diaphragm (B) secured at its open side.
"Electricity for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
The materials were at hand; a special foam plastic is used as insulation from the chill of the lunar substrata.
"Hail to the Chief" by Gordon Randall Garrett
The best material for this purpose is cotton insulated electric wire knotted at every metre.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
When traveling, wrap the cold can in a towel or other insulating material.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
That depends on what insulating material you have available that is thin enough.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
Perhaps, he worried, the charge would not conduct through the insulated, cooled material of his suit.
"The Secret of the Ninth Planet" by Donald Allen Wollheim
For a condenser he used two metal plates a little distance apart, the air between forming the insulating material.
"The Romance of War Inventions" by Thomas W. Corbin
It consists of a stranded copper cable composed of a number of wires twisted together and overlaid with an insulating material.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 2" by Various
The only part exposed is the metallic knob; the rest is coated with some insulating material.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
In some alloys, and in carbon and insulating materials, the resistance falls with increase of temperature.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
Various artificial substitutes for gutta percha have been invented chiefly for use as insulating materials.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 6" by Various
In 244, C represents the commutator and intervening insulating material; B B, the brushes.
"The inventions, researches and writings of Nikola Tesla" by Thomas Commerford Martin
Ignorance is poor insulating material, don't you think?
"West Of The Sun" by Edgar Pangborn
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In news:

This economical material both air-seals and insulates.
Ltd has succeeded in volume production of a fluorine insulating material featuring relative permittivity of 2.4-2.5, which is among the lowest in the industry.
Wayne, N.J.-based GAF will open in Gainesville, Texas, a new manufacturing facility for polyisocyanurate (ISO), an insulation material used in commercial roofing systems.
High-Performance Materials Improve Insulated Vacuum Furnace Hot Zones.
Hot-zone performance can be improved, maintenance can be reduced and service life extended over those of conventional insulated hot zones with the addition of high-performance materials.
DENNIS NETT / THE POST-STANDARD Bob Roop sits outside his home in West Monroe near a solar air heater he built using insulation, roofing materials, masonry lathe, black paint and clear plastic.
The material can be used as a compliant, high-strength adhesive and encapsulant in power electronics applications specifically requiring a highly insulative material.
Conditioning --electrical insulating materials.
The Toledo-based maker of roofing, insulation, and composite materials reported a profit of $44 million, or 37 cents a share, for the quarter.
CREE, INC has acquired a portfolio of patents and patent applications related to semi-insulating siliconcarbide (SiC) material and power device technology from German car corporation Daimler AG.
The insulating materials Neopor, Styropor, Styrodur as well as insulating materials made of polyurethane will not be effected by the divestiture and will remain in BASF's product portfolio.
Performs calculations for most types of insulation materials and accepts user-provided performance data for other materials.
PU is the most efficient insulating material, Burns says, with the highest R-rating - which means insulating materials can be made thinner if they are made from PU.
Wayne, N.J.-based GAF will open in Gainesville, Texas, a new manufacturing facility for polyisocyanurate ( ISO ), an insulation material used in commercial roofing systems.
Asbestos is a mineral fiber that has been widely used in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire retardant.
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In science:

Absorption of the materials must also be taken into account, but some of the metal oxides such as ZrO2 and TeO2 are quite transparent in the optical region because of the substantial band gaps in these insulators.
Neutrinoless double beta decay and direct searches for neutrino mass
The idea of the insulator design is displayed in figure 1: an interior metal core of good thermal conductivity is surrounded by a thick layer of a poorly conductive material.
Theoretical foundations for on-ground tests of LISA PathFinder thermal diagnostics
We have addressed how this can be accomplished by means of an insulating system consisting of a central metallic core surrounded by a thick layer of a very poorly conducting material.
Theoretical foundations for on-ground tests of LISA PathFinder thermal diagnostics
Bulk diffusion is extremely slow for highly insulating materials while the surface diffusion towards the grounded metallic layers (Fig. 10) will be a factor ∼= 100 faster, thus governing the overall discharge process.
Collisions of Slow Highly Charged Ions with Surfaces
However it is clear that using insulating material on both ends would prevent additional currents from disturbing the flow.
Reduction of boundary effects in spiral MRI experiment PROMISE
When the thickness of a dielectric material or insulation is constant, voltage is proportional to voltage stress.
A Review of Accelerated Test Models
This motivation for the inverse power relationship described here is not based on any fundamental understanding of what happens to the insulating material at the molecular level over time.
A Review of Accelerated Test Models
The existence of such (possibly weakly coupled) SC islands in amorphous thin films of superconducting material accounts for numerous experimental findings related to superconductorinsulator transition and non-monotonic magneto-resistance behavior in the insulating region.
Island formation in disordered superconducting thin films at finite magnetic fields
This new mechanism of local thermalization allows us to understand how materials can become excellent thermal insulators, as is the case with aerogels .
Heat conduction and Fourier's law by consecutive local mixing and thermalization
On the insulating side of the transition, the materials are insulators not principally for the reason of completely filled bands (as in the case of a band insulator) or interactions (as in the case of a Mott insulator), but because electronic states at the chemical potential are localized due to disorder.
Electrodynamics of correlated electron systems
Such materials which have a random spatial distribution of localized charges have been called - in analogy with structural glasses - electron-g lasses and are more generally termed Anderson insulators.
Electrodynamics of correlated electron systems
However, because their insulating nature derives from localization of the electronic orbitals and not necessarily a vanishing density of states at EF , such materials can have appreciable conductivity at low frequency deriving from transitions between localized states inside the impurity band.
Electrodynamics of correlated electron systems
These materials show the HS-metal to the LS-insulator crossover with decreasing T .
Photo-induced spin-state change in itinerant correlated-electron system
However, it is interesting to point out that since the 122 family of iron-chalcogenides may approach a magnetically ordered insulating phase, the materials may carry similar nematic phases as curpates upon doping.
Nematic orders in Iron-based superconductors
We discuss candidate materials, including the pyrochlore iridates5 and heterostructures of topological insulators and ferromagnets7 .
Beyond Band Insulators: Topology of Semi-metals and Interacting Phases
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