Graphic image of anisotropic conductivity (IMAGE) Osaka Prefecture University Caption Depending on the orientation of the crystals, the electrical conductivity in the parallel direction in this image is about 10 times higher than that in the vertical direction. Credit ©M. TAKAHASHI & K. OKADA, OSAKA PREFECTURE UNIVERSITY Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content 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.