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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It must be noted, however, that several modifications have to be done internally and externally to address the requirements of habitable spaces in the tropics, plus the body is completely made of metal making it a 100 percent conductor of heat and electricity, so there are safety considerations too.
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.
Cast iron is an excellent conductor of heat, but it needs to be treated kindly.
As the salt solidifies, it cakes on the pipes and, because salt is a poor conductor of heat, the transfer of energy from the tank to the pipes can slow or stop.
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.
The material is a poor conductor of heat, the fibres themselves are extremely hard and it is not usually desirable to drench operations to achieve cooling.
Human flesh is also a relatively poor conductor of heat, just about four times stronger than charcoal.