News tagged with heat transfer

Breaking the Planck's law, at the nanoscale

( -- A well-established physical law describes the transfer of heat between two objects, but some physicists have long predicted that the law should break down when the objects are very close together. Scientists ...

dateJul 29, 2009 in General Physics
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Graphene heat-transfer riddle unraveled

Researchers have solved the long-standing conundrum of how the boundary between grains of graphene affects heat conductivity in thin films of the miracle substanceā€”bringing developers a step closer to being able to engineer ...

dateJun 16, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Graphene meets heat waves

EPFL researchers have shed new light on the fundamental mechanisms of heat dissipation in graphene and other two-dimensional materials. They have shown that heat can propagate as a wave over very long distances. This is key ...

dateMar 06, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Heat-conducting plastic developed

The spaghetti-like internal structure of most plastics makes it hard for them to cast away heat, but a University of Michigan research team has made a plastic blend that does so 10 times better than its conventional counterparts.

dateNov 25, 2014 in Polymers
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