thermal conductivitythermal conductivity
(plural thermal conductivities)
The heat (thermal energy) flow Pth through a plate made of a given material depends on the thermal conductivity Î» of that material, the surface of the plate A, the temperature difference over the plate Î”T and the thickness of the plate d, and follows the formula:
Thus, the higher the conductivity, the higher the heat flow. The unit of thermal conductivity in SI system of units is WÂ·m-1Â·K-1.