|LC control no.||sh2003011072
|Topical heading||Thermal conductivity
|Variant(s)||Coefficient of conductivity
|See also||subdivision Thermal conductivity under individual chemicals and groups of chemicals and individual materials and types of materials, e.g. Copper--Thermal conductivity; Metals--Thermal conductivity
|Found in||Work cat.: Baker, C.E. Thermal conductivities of ordinary and isotopically substituted polar gases and their equimolar mixtures, 1966.
McGraw-Hill dictionary of scientific and technical terms, 2003: p. 2130 ("Thermal conductivity -- (thermo[dynamics]) -- The heat flow across a surface per unit area per unit time, divided by the negative of the rate of change of temperature with distance in a direction perpendicular to the surface. Also known as coefficient of conductivity; heat conductivity")
Academic press dictionary of science and technology, 1992: p. 2201 ("thermal conductivity -- thermodynamics -- the material property that quantifies the rate of flow of thermal energy through a material in the presence of a temperature gradient, given by the amount of heat transfer across a unit area in a unit amount of time, divided by the negative of the space rate of change in temperature in the direction perpendicular to the unit area")
Chamber dictionary of science and technology, 1999: p. 1161 ("thermal conductivity - (physics) - A measure of the rate of flow of thermal energy through a material in the presence of a temperature gradient")