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The Fluid Systems Engineering and Management Blog

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Controlling Thermal Conductivity of Polymers with Light

by Jeff Hopkins, on 9/13/19 9:00 AM

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.

Read the full article on Science Daily

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