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Boron Nanoribbons Reveal Surprising Thermal Properties in Bundles
December 20, 2011
Researchers looking at the thermal conductivity of bundles of boron nanoribbons have found that they have unusually high heat-transfer capabilities. Contrary to past experiments with similar nanomaterial bundles, the study shows that the thermal conductivity of a bundle of boron nanoribbons can be significantly higher than that of a single nanoribbon.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
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