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Electronics Dictionary - Category K

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KFoam - produced by Koppers Inc., this highly conductive but porous material is set to revolutionize the computer chip industry with its heat transfer capabilities. Improvements in heat management in electronics at a low cost make this high strength material the heat sinks of the future. Produced from a mesophase pitch (derived from coal tar), it is heated at 2800 deg C to form a graphite structure that can be machined into any shape desired.

kHz - Kilohertz. 1000 Hertz cycles per second. See hertz.

Kilo - Abbreviation for 1000.

K-Type Connector - A coax connector used in high frequency applications.


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