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Name: Kai J.
Status: Student
Age: 17
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: January 2004


Question:
Are there any materials in the world that can conduct heat but cannot conduct electricity?



Replies:
Kai, I will take a stab at this one. Since I DO NOT know what your exact application is I do not know how helpful this will be. But DOW CORNING makes a good thermal grease which is primary function is to conduct heat away from electrical parts. However, I do believe is electrical conductivity is very poor. I hope this information will help you in whatever application you are working on.

-Darin Wagner


All substances conduct heat to a greater or lesser extent, since heat is the result of the vibrations of atoms and molecules in a more or less random fashion. The conduction of electricity (in simplest terms) is the motion of free electrons along the conductor.

Vince Calder



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