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2 hours ago, TheEvilMango said:

What makes them better? High thermal conductivity or low thermal conductivity?

If you want to speed up the transfer of heat, you wan a material with a high Conductivity, but a low Capacity.  It will "fill up" fast, ensuring that it is moving as much heat as possible from the hot side to the cold side.

If you want to slow down heat transfer, you want a material with a low Conductivity, and n high Capacity.  In addition to the heat simply moving slower, it will also take quite a lot more heat before the material has "filled" with heat energy.

Back to your original question, Tungstun is better at transferring heat than Wolframite, but frankly if all you're doing is making a SPOM you're fine with any metal.  Wheezeworts and an Electrolyzer don't make or consume heat at a sufficient rate for a SPOM to ever have problems with Iron, for example.  Using Diamond would be an outright waste on a SPOM.

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Radiant pipes are good enough for a SPOM and if you insist on adding tempshift plates, pretty much it doesn't mater what material you use.  Save the rarer materials for where they are needed.  Remember that you only need to cool down the oxygen, and not the hydrogen or the electrolyzer itself (the released gasses carry enough cooling for it to not overheat),

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