QTC - Making the Most of a Novel Material

A Catalyst article about Quantum Tunnelling Composite, a material discovered in 1997 and whose resistance decreases dramatically under pressure. How does it work and what uses will it have? The material has been carefully characterised (to understand its composition and how it works), and its first applications have emerged. In this article, David Bloor of Durham University describes how QTC was discovered and how his team set about exploring this strange new material.

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2007, Volume 18, Issue 1.

Catalyst is a science magazine for students aged 14-19 years. Annual subscriptions to print copies of the magazine can be purchased from Mindsets.

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