INSULATORS VERSUS CONDUCTORS


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INSULATORS VERSUS CONDUCTORS
INSULATORS VERSUS CONDUCTORSAll materials can be characterized as either electrical conductors or as electrical insulators. A conductor is a material through which an electrical current can pass and an insulator is a material through which an electrical current cannot pass. There is a good deal of variation in the electrical properties of conductors (electrical resistivity) that allows electrical conductors to be further classified as conductors (good conductors) and as dissipative (poor conductors), but both are differentiated from insulators by their ability to sustain an electrical current. The parameter of electrical resistivity is a measure of the voltage that must be applied to a sample of the material to stand a unit current through a cubic sample of the material 1 m on a side. S…
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Hwaiyu Geng, CMfgE, PE: Semiconductor Manufacturing Handbook, Second Edition. INSULATORS VERSUS CONDUCTORS, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2018 2005), AccessEngineering Export