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Materials, 2nd Edition by David Cebon, Hugh Shercliff, Michael F. Ashby

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Chapter 14 Conductors, insulators and dielectrics

Chapter contents

  • 14.1 Introduction and synopsis 308
  • 14.2 Conductors, insulators and dielectrics 309
  • 14.3 Charts for electrical properties 314
  • 14.4 Drilling down: the origins and manipulation of electrical properties 316
  • 14.5 Design: using the electrical properties of materials 328
  • 14.6 Summary and conclusions 334
  • 14.7 Further reading 335
  • 14.8 Exercises 335
  • 14.9 Exploring design with CES 337
  • 14.10 Exploring the science with CES Elements 339

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