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Electrical Currents Controlled With Quantum Switch Turn Metals Into Insulators

Scientists in Canada have shown off a groundbreaking way of controlling electrical currents at will by altering the typical behaviour of electrons.

Researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) indicate it is now possible to “precisely control” electrical currents by tampering with an electron’s spin and orbital rotation around a nucleus. The new method shows how a metal can be transitioned into an insulator.