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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 10, pp 3695–3698 | Cite as

Thermal and electrical transport properties of a self-organized carbon nanotube pellet

  • Huaqing Xie
Letter

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have a wide variety of applications because of the unique structure and novel properties. Understanding the physical and chemical behaviors of CNTs is critical for the full utilization of their superior properties. Although the scientific communities make great efforts to investigate the properties of CNTs at a scale of one single nanotube level, the properties of CNT-containing structures (CNT bulks and composites) are also of interest because in many application cases these structures are practically useful. Thermal transport properties of CNTs are fundamental for basic science as well as for technological applications. Theoretical and experimental investigations have demonstrated that the thermal conductivity of individual single-/multi- walled CNTs could exceed that of diamond and graphite which have been well known in nature to have superior thermal performance, reaching several thousands W/m K [1, 2, 3]. However, CNT bulks, like mats and arrays, only have...

Keywords

Thermal Conductivity Highly Orient Pyrolytic Graphite Electrical Transport Property Thermal Transport Property Test Temperature Range 

Notes

Acknowledgement

This work is partly supported by Shanghai Pujiang Program (No. 06PJ14045).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Environmental EngineeringShanghai Second Polytechnic UniversityShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China

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