(Via phys.org) A team of engineering and physics researchers comprised of members from the United States, the U.K. and the Republic of Moldova has found that covering PET, a common type of plastic frequently used in plastic bottles, with a graphene coating can increase its heat conductivity by up to 600 fold.

The researchers propose that the graphene coated plastic has potential for thermal management applications. One example being that it could in future be used inside electronic devices to help move heat away from heat generating microchips.

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