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Boron Nanoribbons Reveal Surprising Thermal Properties in Bundles


December 20, 2011

engineering graphic 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. Full Story

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University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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