Researchers discover that acoustic waves traveling along graphene can remove heat

Researchers from Rice University has used theoretical models to determine that graphene can transmit thermal energy in waves. Given the elastic properties of graphene, long waves of the acoustic kind seem to work best. Because the scattering properties of graphene are low, such waves can go fast and far, unobstructed by each other or by imperfections in the material.

Posted: Apr 29,2010 by Ron Mertens