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Thermal Diffusivity

Caption: In the study, researchers used a laser-based technique to determine how long it took heat to conduct through different rock samples. In all of the samples, thermal diffusivity, or how well a material conducts heat, decreased rapidly with increasing temperatures.

Credit: Photo courtesy of Alan Whittington.

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