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Measuring the Immeasurable: New Study Links Heat Transfer, Bond Strength of Materials
April 13, 2009
The speed at which heat moves between two materials touching each other is a potent indicator of how strongly they are bonded to each other, according to a new study by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Additionally, the study shows that this flow of heat from one material to another, in this case one solid and one liquid, can be dramatically altered by "painting" a thin atomic layer between materials.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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