heat conduction

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heat conduction

[′hēt kən‚dək·shən]
(thermodynamics)
The flow of thermal energy through a substance from a higher-to a lower-temperature region.
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Graphene is a very good conductor of heat and electricity and is deemed to be the lightest and strongest material currently available.
Water is a major conductor of heat, so in those conditions breathability isn't nearly as important as staying dry," Foster said.
Dr Ronca has developed a method of synthesising and processing UHMWPE so that it is a good conductor of heat.
Usually when something is a good conductor of electricity it is also a good conductor of heat.
Silver withstands extreme temperatures, serves as an excellent reflector of light and conductor of heat and electricity, and is a natural anti-microbial agent.
The bamboo tools easily fit into the Portable Warmer and because bamboo is a good conductor of heat, the tools warm up quickly.
Human flesh is also a relatively poor conductor of heat, just about four times stronger than charcoal.
By coating a nanotube in nitrocellulose fuel and igniting one end, we set off a combustion wave along it and learned that a nanotube is an excellent conductor of heat from burning fuel.
The Iranian researcher explained : "By coating a nanotube in nitrocellulose fuel and igniting one end, we set off a combustion wave along it and learned that a nanotube is an excellent conductor of heat from burning fuel.
Since metal is a better conductor of heat, the warmth of your skin flows out quickly when you touch the metal.
It can be stretched like rubber, and it has the added benefit of being an excellent conductor of heat and electricity.
To me, hot coals became that sponge cake - they were just a poor conductor of heat.