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rivercom9

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Dec 24, 2001
Location
Sacramento, CA
Ok, I someone posted a site ( http://www.aquastealth.com/ )to where I could find a cheap waterpump, and as I am searching, I run across some number on the thermal conductivity of certain metals. Low and behold I see that a copper and silver alloy seems to be a better cconductor of heat than pure silver itself. How can this be?

Click on the link above and go down somewhere in the middle of the page and you will find a table showing the thermal conductivity of certain metals.
 

Tecumseh

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Feb 26, 2002
Location
Ohio
It can't be better. There was a thread somewhere that
the original cusil tests years ago were flawed. It is,
infact, not better than silver.
 

Tecumseh

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Feb 26, 2002
Location
Ohio
rivercom9 said:
Well thats what that site says about it. Any other ideas?

Everyone believed this for years. Cusil is just not better
than silver. The original tester even admitted it. Don't
worry about it. You most likely wont find any for a good
price anyway. :)