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With Support, Graphene Still a Superior Thermal Conductor
April 8, 2010
Graphene maintains its superior thermal conductivity even when supported by a substrate, according to new research in the journal Science. The findings by a team of researchers underscore graphene's potential role in the next generation of nano-electric devices.
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