New material can both move and block heat
Random twists between layers of crystalline sheets block heat going through the layers, but still maintain good heat flow along the sheets. Researchers measured an astonishing factor of 900 in the difference in heat flow.
[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants DMR 2011854, ECCS 1542205, DMR 1719875, DMR 1429155 and DGE 1746045.]
Learn more in the University of Chicago news story UChicago scientists create material that can both move and block heat. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: April 19, 2022)
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