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what is that strip between the processor and the heatsink called??? the grey silky thing???

i am switching motherboards so i have took the processor off the hetsink and the grey strip thing is now old... will i beable to reuse it?? or buy a new one?? i need to know what its called so i can buy another one if i need it :D and can anyone let me know wherey ou buy it.
 

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Thermal pad.

You can't reuse the termal pad on any system, the conducting properties are compromised once it's removed. Clean it off completely and use a thermal grease like Arctic Silver 5. Most PC stores carry it.
 
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