As you stretch gold into a strand one atom thick, an expressway for heat opens up. It's called a quantum of thermal conductance and Michigan Engineers just observed this phenomenon for the first time at room temperature.
They report their results in a paper published online in the journal Science today.
BY BRANDON PATTERSON AND MARC T. HENRY DE FRAHAN
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Investigating the Targets for the U.S. Light Duty Vehicles’ Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Emissions
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A multidisciplinary University of Michigan research group exploring more efficient materials for hydrogen fuel cells has been awarded a $1.2 million Department of Energy (DOE) grant aimed at isolating and developing “best-in-class” hydrogen storage technology.
Jianping Fu (left), Katsuo Kurabayashi (right)
The spaghetti-like internal structure of most plastics makes it hard for them to cast away heat, but a U-M research team, including ME associate professor Kevin Pipe, has made a plastic blend that does so 10 times better than its conventional counterparts.