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Two materials, one theory—unified thermal transport formula describes heat flow in both crystals and glass

By Lisa McDonald / June 14, 2019

Previously, two separate theories described heat transport in ordered and disordered materials. A new general theory by Swiss and Italian researchers describes thermal transport in both, as well as everything in between.

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Breakthroughs with boron nitride could enable more efficient electronics

By April Gocha / June 4, 2019

Recent research may enable integration of boron nitride into next-gen electronics. Researchers have proven boron nitride’s high thermal conductivity and integrated the material into a flexible yet efficient nanocomposite.

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Aerobricks combine aerogel with brick to form energy-saving, super insulating building material

By April Gocha / January 23, 2018

Researchers at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have developed better insulating building materials called “Aerobricks”—bricks with internal cavities filled with aerogel granules.

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Supercomputer simulations shed insight into thermal conductivity of glass and other amorphous materials

By April Gocha / February 3, 2017

Using the power of a supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas Austin, a Georgia Tech professor of mechanical engineering is going to save the world—and glass is going to play a central role.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 2, 2016

Study explains graphene’s strength gap, flexible solar cells for any surface, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 2, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 14, 2016

3-D graphene is promising for bio applications, fish biowaste converted to piezoelectric energy harvester, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 14, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / May 5, 2015

Metal-to-insulator transition, pseudoparticles zoom through zinc oxide, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 5, 2015.

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Making gains: Controlled thermal conductivity of lithium cobalt oxide means big things for batteries

By Eileen De Guire / June 11, 2014

Researchers have experimentally shown that lithium cobalt oxide (LiCoO2)—the MVP of electrochemical energy storage—can be controlled over a “considerable” range.

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Novel ceramic could conduct heat better than diamond

By Jim Destefani / August 16, 2013

Local temperature increases occurring as a result of current flow in active regions of electronic devices can lead to decreased performance. Materials with high thermal conductivity are used to conduct heat away from the hot regions. (Credit: US Naval Research Laboratory.) The ability of ceramics to withstand high temperatures is one of their most well…

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Fahrenholtz, Bill (2012, 2011)

By / June 12, 2012

2012 Contact Information: Bill Fahrenholtz, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO billf@mst.edu NSF Abstract in Ceramics Program: Solid Solution and Isotope Effects on the Properties of Boride Ceramics 2012 Highlight: Presentation Material Keywords: Borides Area Keywords: Broader Impact Keywords: Press Release: CER GranteeWorkshop Participant: 2012 2011 Contact Information: William Fahrenholtz, Missouri University of…

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