heat capacity


By Density Or Volume?

a: Heat capacity ~
b: modulus or melting point

What: "Heat capacity is like modulus or melting point - it depends on the stiffness and strength of atomic bonds. There's not much you can do about these, so the heat capacity per unit weight, , for a given material, is beyond control. The heat capacity per unit volume, , on the other hand can be reduced just by changing the density - by making a porous or foam-like structure - useful when you want a structure that will heat up or cool down quickly."

Writer: Not Stated
Date: Aug 28 2013 5:19 PM

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