Electrical and Thermal Conductivity

  • Guglielmo VenturaEmail author
  • Mauro Perfetti
Part of the International Cryogenics Monograph Series book series (ICMS)


After a Sect.  1.1 devoted to electrical conductivity and a section that deals with magnetic and dielectric losses ( 1.2), this chapter explores the theory of thermal conduction in solids. The examined categories of solids are: metals Sect.  1.3.2, Dielectrics Sects.  1.3.3 and  1.3.4 and Nanocomposites Sect.  1.3.5. In Sect.  1.3.6 the problem of thermal and electrical contact between materials is considered because contact resistance occurring at conductor joints in magnets or other high power applications can lead to undesirable electrical losses. At low temperature, thermal contact is also critical in the mounting of temperature sensors, where bad contacts can lead to erroneous results, in particular when superconductivity phenomena are involved.


Electrical Resistivity Contact Resistance Thermal Contact Thermal Contact Resistance Thermal Contact Conductance 
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  1. 1.INFNRomeItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di ChimicaUniversità di FirenzeSesto FiorentinoItaly

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