How good of a thermal insulator is superglue compared to other materials like ceramics, plastics, and metals?
I know this might not seem like a chemistry question, but I was hoping someone here could provide a more meaningful answer than what I found online, which was basically along the lines of, "It's not a good heat conductor so don't use it in cooling applications." I was hoping for a little more substance than that, so that's why I wanted to ask it on here.
Ideally, I would love for the answer to include one of the following things:
- An approximate numeric comparison between superglue (liquid or gel) and other materials (for example plastics, metals, and ceramics).
- Or a qualitative answer, like the example I gave above, but with a short explanation based on the chemical characteristics.
- Or perhaps a chart of thermal conductivities of various superglues relative to other common materials.
If a similar question already exists -- or there is a free resource available online that can answer it -- then a link with a short explanation would be a perfectly good answer as well.
I know it sounds like I'm asking for a very big answer, but the suggested answers above were just suggestions. Really, the most important thing (for me at least) is to get a feel for where superglue falls in relation to other common materials.
In response to Greg's comment: I would have liked to share my finding on the subject, but unfortunately I have not been able to locate any formal research on the matter. The best I was able to find so far were forums and blog articles, which were usually either vague or offered little-to-no supporting evidence of their answers. Perhaps I just don't know the right places to look for information like this, and if this really is the case then I hope you all can give me some direction as to where I can find some research on this matter.