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    • New 'thermal battery' soaks up heat energy like a sponge (MilTech)- January 15, 2018
    • Using polymers that specifically bind serotonin, Patrick Wagner and co-workers have built heat-transfer sensors designed to diagnose depression. These small disposable devices can differentiate normal from pathological levels of serotonin, providing a cheaper method than the currently used ... More...
    • Nanostructures control heat transfer ( Digital Journal )- December 18, 2017
    • The polymer materials that allow thermal conductivity to be controlled are photonic crystals. They often give butterflies, beetles, and other insects dazzling colours and have mainly been investigated due to their optical effects. More...
    • Fast flowing heat in graphene heterostructures (Phys.Org)- November 30, 2017
    • In a study published in Nature Nanotechnology titled "Out-of-plane heat transfer in van der Waals stacks through electron-hyperbolic phonon coupling," ICFO researchers, in collaboration with researchers from The Netherlands, Italy, Germany, and United Kingdom, have identified a highly surprisingly effect: ... More...
    • An extreme close-up on heat transfer (MIT News)- November 24, 2017
    • At the nanoscale, however, evanescent waves can play a large role in heat transfer, tunneling between objects and essentially releasing trapped energy in the form of extra heat. Only in the last few years have Johnson and others at MIT, including Homer Reid, an applied mathematics instructor; Gang Chen ... More...
    • Researchers developed an initial prototype of a solid sodium battery (Phys.org)- November 23, 2017
    • Researchers developed an initial prototype of a solid sodium battery with the potential to store extra energy ... "But we still had to find a suitable solid ionic conductor that, as well as being non-toxic, was chemically and thermally stable, and that would allow the sodium to move easily between the anode and ... More...