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Dear Prof Steve

Is it possible to form alloys in insulators i. e. Mixing two or more insulators to form a strong insulating material?.

Examples - Rubber, Plastic, Glass etc

Thanks
Prashant

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Hello Prashant,

The Oxford definitions of
a. alloy includes that it is a mixture of metals
and
b. metal includes that it is a good conductor of heat and electricity.

So I would not expect that metal would benefit insulation properties.

I hope this helps,
Steve

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