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  • Controlling heat flow with atomic-level precision

    A team of materials science researchers, including professor Paul Braun, studied how heat flows across an interface at an atomic level.

    A team of materials science researchers, including professor Paul Braun, studied how heat flows across an interface at an atomic level.

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      A team of materials science researchers, including professor Paul Braun, studied how heat flows across an interface at an atomic level.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      Through atomic-scale manipulation, researchers at the University of Illinois have demonstrated that a single layer of atoms can disrupt or enhance heat flow across an interface.

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      David Cahill, a Willett Professor and the head of materials science and engineering at Illinois, is a co-author of the paper.

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