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Heat insulators and conductors

  1. Mar 19, 2014 #1
    What are the properties and the parameters that govern the heat conductivity of materials?
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  3. Mar 19, 2014 #2


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    I googled Heat Conductivity of Materials, and got lots of good hits. Have a look at the Hyperphysics and Wikipedia pages, and let us know if you have specific questions about that information.
  4. Mar 20, 2014 #3

    It just gives information about the values of the element's conductivity coefficient
    With no explanation of what make some elements have a high one while other don't,

    besides I prefer your help since the internet is full of a variety of info with lots of different levels so it's kind of difficult to me to pull out suitable physics information from the internet.
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