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Can I use an insulator as heating element?

If the resistance is what make heating elements heat up , then is it ideal for me to use something close to an insulator as a heating element?
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Can you use 'Rubber,' Specifically Liquid Electrical Tape Between The Plates of a DIY Capacitor

The above is pretty much all there is to the question. By "can you," I mean will it be properly effective / are there any tips? If not, why? It seems that this ought to work, but I can't ...
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what glue should i use when making 5, 12 V connectors (plugs)?

At the moment I'm making 5.5 x 2.1 mm DC connectors. The connectors are typical solder lug types like you'd find at the big online stores. I'd feel better about these if I could insulate the lugs -- ...
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Is Mica non-conductive?

Are mica flakes like ones found in makeup and body lotions completely non conductive and should I be worried if it gets inside the components of my computer? Or should I be more concerned about ...
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Why are there metal links between the discs of an overhead line insulators?

They form interlink capacitance and reduce the string efficiency. A lot of other non metallic strong materials can be used instead.
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Can we verify gap energy of a material by applying voltage across it?

Regarding the following statement: “A material with fully occupied or empty energy bands is then an insulator. This is the case when the gap energy exceeds ~9eV, because for such gaps.” So my ...