What makes an insulator insulate?
A material that insulates, especially a nonconductor of sound, heat, or electricity. A device that insulates another material or space from something. For instance glass is a good insulator from electricity. The electrons will not flow through glass. Cork is a good insulator from sound. Sound waves have a hard time passing through cork. Wood is a good insulator from heat. ...
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What is an example of an insulator?
A2. Insulation is a process of separating one thing from another. Materials for this are called insulators. Commonly we may insulate against the transfer of Heat, Electricity, and Sound or vibration. An Electrical insulator could be glass. Or most plastics. A Heat insulator could be a vacuum, such as in a vacuum flask. Or a loose material such as fibreglass wool. A Sound insulator is normally something of massive properties, such as gypsum wallboard, or concrete. The plastic covering on wire is a perfect example...
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What is a good sound insulant?
A vacuum is a great sound insulator. Materials that absorb energy such as wool are good insulators as well. I heard of a silicone adhesive that transformed acoustic energies into heat - that was a good insulator if it was used to glue two sheets of something together. ...
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What is an insulator?
An insulator is something that inhibits the movement of energy such as heat, sound, and light. In electrical usage, an insulator is a coating or material that prevents discharge from an electrical wire or system. In general terms, it means a barrier to something, such as heat, electricity or between people. ...