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Coefficient of Thermal Conductivity
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Definition: The rate at which heat is transferred by conduction through a unit cross-sectional area of material when a temperature gradient exists perpendicular to the area. The coefficient of thermal conductivity, sometimes called the K-factor, is expressed as the quantity of heat that passes through a unit cube of the substance in a given unit of time when the difference in temperature of the two faces is 1 °.
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