Goodenough, John B. Center for Materials Science and Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, Texas. Nobelist.
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- Dielectric strength
- Dielectric constant
- Mechanical properties
- Liquid and gaseous insulators
- Thermal conductivity
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A material that blocks the flow of electric current across it. Insulators are to be distinguished from electrolytes, which are electronic insulators but ionic conductors. See also: Electrolyte; Ionic crystals
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