Superconductor of Heat

A light metal that accepts heat applied to its surface, and then dissipates the energy throughout the material, leaving the temperature of the material unchanged. (Read the full article)

"Niven uses a superconductor of heat earlier, in Ringworld. There a strip of superconductor cloth is run from a lake to a target for sunflowers, who end up boiling the lake and creating a cloud cover so our heros can safely cross the sunflower field. The cloth is also a superconductor of electricity, and Niven never makes the distinction. It's possible that at the time he didn't realize there was one. "
(AJWM 3/30/2005 7:04:46 PM )
"I think that material is from Ringworld Engineers, published almost thirty years after the original novel.
Niven also refers to room-temperature superconductors in his 1970 novel Ringworld."
( 4/18/2007 5:14:24 PM )
"No offense, but i suggest adding a facebook like button for the blog!"
(Sue 11/30/2011 1:23:56 AM )
"You're probably right."
(Bill Christensen 11/30/2011 5:06:28 AM )

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