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MIT Scientists Transform Polyethylene Into a Heat-conducting Material
March 8, 2010
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.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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