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November 12th, 2003

Thermal Superconductivity in Carbon Nanotubes

Superb conductors of heat and infinitesimal in size, carbon nanotubes might be used to prevent overheating in next-generation computing devices or as fillers to enhance thermal conductivity of insulating materials, such as durable plastics or engine oil. But a research team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has discovered that the nanotubesí role as thermal superconductors is greatly diminished when mixed with materials such as polymers that make up plastics.


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