David C. Jonhnson, University of Oregon (image) University of Oregon Caption David C. Johnson of the University of Oregon has developed a new approach to quickly synthesize thousands of new compounds with ultra low thermal conductivity and other unusual properties. The traditional method had been limited to just a few thermodynamically stable compounds. Credit University of Oregon Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.