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Homework Help: Thermal conductivity and specific heat capacity

  1. Sep 19, 2005 #1
    Is there any direct relationship between these 2 properties of a matter?
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 19, 2005 #2
    There is no direct relationship.
  4. Aug 3, 2010 #3
    They can be somewhat related. For metals where thermal conductivity is dominated by free carriers, thermal conductivity(k) and specific heat(c_v) can be related by: k=(1/3)c_v*v*l, where v is the mean carrier speed and l the mean free path.
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