Controlling Thermal Conductivity of Polymers with Light

Polymers are regularly used as thermal insulators for everything from keeping beverages hot to keeping sensitive electronics cool. In some cases, polymers can even be used as thermal conductors to enable efficient heating or cooling. In a new study, researchers at the

Taking the Heat Out of Measuring Thermal Conductivity

Dr. Giles Humpston, Cambridge Nanotherm The critical importance of quickly removing heat from electronic components is well documented. In the case of LEDs allowing a design to ‘run hot’ drastically reduces component lifespan and significantly increases the risk of catastrophic component failure.