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April 26th, 2007

Why carbon is hot news 26/04/2007

Abstract:
Carbon-based materials are up there with the elite when it comes to being employed as heat spreaders. For one thing, they offer several times the thermal conductivity of copper per unit weight. In a slightly different guise, they are equally effective heat insulators and, in nano tube form, serve as a kind of nano ‘Velcro' for replaceable fastenings.

Some of the materials are certainly expensive, especially those based on diamonds (even if these are of the Chinese synthetic variety). Others, however, are based on good old-fashioned graphite and far more affordable. Many applications are to be found in the aerospace industry, especially in military system electronics, but others are low enough in cost to find their way into consumer durables, especially flat panel displays and laptop electronics where they can eradicate the need for cooling fans.

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