What is the thermal coefficient Lambda?
The thermal coefficient Lambda is the measure of thermal conductivity and determines the heat flow through a material due to heat conduction. The lambda value shows how well or how poorly a material conducts heat and thus how suitable it is for thermal insulation. Materials that conduct heat poorly (e.g. insulation materials) have a low lambda value, materials with strong heat conduction (e.g. concrete) a high one. The thermal conductivity of most materials increases slightly at higher temperatures. In general, lambda is the heat output in watts that is conducted through 1m2 of a 1m thick layer of a material when the temperature difference between the two surfaces is 1K.