Thermal conduction ‘revealed’ starting from the foundations of physics

It was one of the “missing pieces” in the Theoretical Physics of Materials puzzle and researchers have finally found it: for the first time, the phenomenon of thermal conduction has been accounted for by the fundamental laws of quantum mechanics. The study will allow scientists to simulate this phenomenon numerically in extreme temperature and pressure conditions, such as those existing inside planets, or for materials, such as covalent glasses or liquids, to which currently available methods do not apply. —> Read More