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MIT Scientists Transform Polyethylene Into a Heat-conducting Material


March 8, 2010

polymer filaments Most polymers--materials made of long, chain-like molecules--are very good insulators for both heat and electricity. But an MIT team has found a way to transform the most widely used polymer, polyethylene, into a material that conducts heat just as well as most metals, yet remains an electrical insulator. Full Story

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