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Meaning of "thermal conductivity" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY

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Thermal conductivity is a noun.
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WHAT DOES THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Thermal conductivity

In physics, thermal conductivity is the property of a material to conduct heat. It is evaluated primarily in terms of Fourier's Law for heat conduction. Heat transfer occurs at a higher rate across materials of high thermal conductivity than across materials of low thermal conductivity. Correspondingly materials of high thermal conductivity are widely used in heat sink applications and materials of low thermal conductivity are used as thermal insulation. Thermal conductivity of materials is temperature dependent. The reciprocal of thermal conductivity is called thermal resistivity.

Definition of thermal conductivity in the English dictionary

The definition of thermal conductivity in the dictionary is a measure of the ability of a substance to conduct heat, determined by the rate of heat flow normally through an area in the substance divided by the area and by minus the component of the temperature gradient in the direction of flow: measured in watts per metre per kelvin λ, k Sometimes shortened to: conductivity.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY

thermal barrier
thermal baths
thermal blanket
thermal constant
thermal efficiency
thermal equator
thermal expansion
thermal imager
thermal imaging
thermal imaging camera
thermal imaging equipment
thermal imaging system
thermal neutrons
thermal noise
thermal paper
thermal power
thermal power station
thermal printer
thermal reactor
thermal shock

WORDS THAT END LIKE THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY

activity
captivity
conductivity
connectivity
creativity
exclusivity
gravity
hyperactivity
inactivity
interactivity
nativity
negativity
objectivity
physical activity
positivity
productivity
reactivity
relativity
selectivity
sensitivity
special theory of relativity

Synonyms and antonyms of thermal conductivity in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «thermal conductivity» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY

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The translations of thermal conductivity from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «thermal conductivity» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

导热系数
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

conductividad térmica
570 millions of speakers

English

thermal conductivity
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

थर्मल चालकता
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

التوصيل الحراري
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

теплопроводность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

condutividade térmica
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তাপ পরিবাহিতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

conductivité thermique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

kekonduksian terma
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wärmeleitfähigkeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

熱伝導率
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

열 전도성
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Konduktivitas termal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dẫn nhiệt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெப்ப கடத்தி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

औष्मिक प्रवाहकता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

termal iletkenlik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

conducibilità termica
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przewodność cieplna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

теплопровідність
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

conductivitate termică
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

θερμική αγωγιμότητα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

termiese geleiding
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

värmeledningsförmåga
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

termisk ledningsevne
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of thermal conductivity

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY»

The term «thermal conductivity» is quite widely used and occupies the 41.320 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about thermal conductivity

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY»

Discover the use of thermal conductivity in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to thermal conductivity and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Thermal Conductivity: Theory, Properties, and Applications
This book is a valuable resource for research groups and special topics courses (8-10 students), for 1st or 2nd year graduate level courses in Thermal Properties of Solids, special topics courses in Thermal Conductivity, Superconductors and ...
Terry M. Tritt, 2004
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High Thermal Conductivity Materials
This book is intended as a reference book for scientists and engineers involved in addressing thermal management issues.
Subhash L. Shinde, Jitendra Goela, 2006
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Thermal Conductivity
Fifty-one papers (and three keynote addresses) on contemporary theoretical issues and experimental techniques pertaining to the underlying factors that control heat-conduction behavior of materials.
C.J. Cremers, H. Alan Fine, H.A. Fine, 1990
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Thermal Conductivity 27: Thermal Expansion 15 : Joint ...
In additional to traditional topics such as thermal insulation, instrumentation and standards, the conference highlighted research in carbon nanotubes, nanomaterials, novel thin films, thermoelectric and composites.
Hsin Wang, Wallace D. Porter, 2005
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Thermal Conductivity 28: Thermal Expansion 16 : Joint ...
TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface CHAPTER 1—INSULATION · Detecting Resin Pre-Gelation in Hydro Generator Stator Bar Insulation · Thermal Insulation Using Fullerenes · Determination of Thermal Conductivity of Insulating Gels Using the Inverse ...
Ralph B. Dinwiddie, Mary Anne White, David L. McElroy, 2006
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Handbook of Thermal Conductivity of Liquids and Gases
This book will be an important reference for all researchers working in thermodynamics.
Natan B. Vargaftik, 1993
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Handbook of Thermal Conductivity, Volume 1:: Organic ...
This reference provides engineers with values for thermal conductivity as a function of temperature for the major organic compounds.
Carl L. Yaws, 1995
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Handbook of Thermal Conductivity, Volume 3:: Organic ...
This reference provides engineers with values for thermal conductivity as a function of temperature for the major organic compounds.
Carl L. Yaws, 1995
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Handbook of Thermal Conductivity: Inorganic compounds and ...
Thermal conductivity data is important in many engineering applications in the chemical processing and petroleum refining industries. The objective of this book is to provide the engineer with such data.
Carl L. Yaws, 1997
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Thermal Conductivity 26: Thermal Expansion 14 : Joint ...
Major edited presentations of new developments in materials science and technology.
Ralph B. Dinwiddie, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY»

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Solving mysteries of conductivity in polymers
Varanasi explains that most of the time, electrical and thermal conductivity of materials go together, but achieving independent tuning of thermal and charge ... «Phys.Org, Jul 15»
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Graphene: Thermal Conductivity Of Film Helps Cool Electronics
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology created a film with thermal conductivity capacity that is four times that of copper. Furthermore, compared to ... «Science World Report, Jul 15»
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Vishay Intertechnology's RCP Series Thick Film Chip Resistors Offer …
The Vishay Dale devices offer very high thermal conductivity for power ratings up to 22 W with active temperature control. Optimized for many applications in the ... «GlobeNewswire, Jul 15»
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LED-cooling dielectric beats copper in thermal conductivity
We have always assumed dielectric materials will hinder the thermal ... The dielectric has a thermal conductivity of 1,000W/mK – 3x higher than copper and 30x ... «ElectronicsWeekly.com, Jul 15»
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KYOCERA Brings Low-Temp, High-Thermal-Conductivity Silver …
Based on nano-silver technology, Kyocera's Silver Sinter Paste demonstrates a thermal conductivity of more than 200 W/mK, and excellent die-shear adhesion ... «MarketWatch, May 15»
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Small electric voltage alters conductivity in key materials
That lack of control has made it hard to create new classes of devices that use phonons—the agents of thermal conductivity—rather than electrons or photons to ... «Phys.Org, Apr 15»
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Surface matters: Huge reduction of heat conduction observed in flat …
(Nanowerk News) Combining state-of-the-art realistic atomistic modelling and experiments, the paper describes how thermal conductivity of ultrathin silicon ... «Nanowerk, Apr 15»
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Calculations reveal how mixtures of different elements can control …
"For instance, the surface roughening of nanowires is known to reduce the thermal conductivity contribution of high-frequency phonons," says Ong. «Phys.Org, Apr 15»
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Graphene boosts thermal conductivity of popular plastic
A graphene coating has been used to boost thermal conductivity of the common plastic polyethylene terephthalate (PET) by up to 600 times. This new result from ... «physicsworld.com, Oct 14»
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Introduction to Thermal Conductivity Sensors
Thermal conductivity sensors are devices that quantify gases such as methane, helium and hydrogen, with percentage volume ranging from 0 to 100% and with ... «AZoSensors, Oct 14»

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