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Surprisingly, they found that the thermal conductivity that could be attributed to the electrons in the material was 10 times smaller than that amount predicted by the Wiedemann-Franz Law.

Could be read as the electrons are smaller than normal material electrons....LOL

I prefer bigger electrons myself.

So, wire might not overheat..

Lets see.... Melting point 1967 C / 3588 F about same as steel..so processing equipment might already be available

Density - 4.339 .. about same as steel

Sl. soluble in , acid, alkaline environments ...

If used as a wire for electricity...would it heat up until it reached a specific temp and then stop heating up further ?

As an oxide it's technically not a metal, like the headline says, but a compound like rust is oxidized iron. We don't consider rust a metal, because it's not. Vanadium oxide's properties have been known for a while now.

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Note I said "as a wire"....its an inorganic compound, like ferrous oxide..But this does not mean that you cannot use it as a wire (ie serving the same function).

You have not re-wired your house yet ?

Think of the implications, good and bad, for home wiring use.