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Technology

There are several methods for stretching polymer strains; the one used for this technology involves stretching the bulk polymer around a shaft that is submerged in oil to ensure thermal uniformity. After stretching, the thermal conductivity is as high as ~104 W m-1 K-1, which is greater than many of the pure metals. Additionally, the thermal conductivity is anisotropic and is higher in the direction that the material is stretched.