Thermal materials


Field of information which distinguishes different kinds of thermally conductive and interface materials such as thermal modules used in electronic instrumentation and several energy applications. Their intention is to dissipate heat.

Alternative labels

typology of thermal materials
materials that are thermally conductive
materials that are thermal
typology of thermally conductive materials
types of thermally conductive materials
thermally conductive materials
kinds of thermally conductive materials
types of thermal materials
kinds of thermal materials

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Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Thermal materials is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Thermal engineer: Thermal engineers design systems which provide heating or cooling, using thermodynamics, that transfer heat or energy through liquids and gases. They also construct these systems, and perform test to ensure proper functionality.

Optional knowledge

Thermal materials is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Mechanical engineer: Mechanical engineers research, plan and design mechanical products and systems and supervise the fabrication, operation, application, installation and repair of systems and products. They research and analyse data.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022