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Homework Help: Thermopaste problem

  1. May 19, 2004 #1
    i am doing an experiment to measure the temperature of the surface of the filament, i using thermocopule, my teacher told me to use thermopaste on bulb to measure the temperature. Can some 1 tell me what thermopaste is and what does thermopaste do.
  2. jcsd
  3. May 19, 2004 #2
    thermo or thermal paste?
    I have heard of thermal paste - you put it between your processor chip and the heatsink in a computer in order to increase the efficiency of the heat transfer
  4. May 19, 2004 #3
    thermal paste i guse

    so if i put thermal paste on the surface it would make sure that the heat of the surface is not lost to the enviroment.

    Also what is thermo paste?

    one more question is thermal paste same as silicon greases, meaning do they have same function.
    Last edited: May 19, 2004
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