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Controlling Thermal Conductivity of Polymers with Light

Polymers are used as thermal insulators for everything from keeping your coffee hot to keeping your computer cool. In a new study, researchers demonstrate a novel type of polymer which has switchable thermal conductivity that can be controlled by light. The material’s potential to create heat on-demand could lead to more efficient ways to manage heat.

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