Unusually High Thermal Conductivity in Carbon Nanotubes
- Young-Kyun KwonAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, University of California
- , Philip KimAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, Columbia University
Recently discovered carbon nanotubes have exhibited many unique material properties including very high thermal conductivity. Strong sp 2 bonding configurations in carbon network and nearly perfect self-supporting atomic structure in nanotubes give unusually high phonon-dominated thermal conductivity along the tube axis, possibly even surpassing that of other carbon-based materials such as diamond and graphite (in plane). In this chapter, we explore theoretical and experimental investigations for the thermal-transport properties of these materials.
- Unusually High Thermal Conductivity in Carbon Nanotubes
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- High Thermal Conductivity Materials
- pp 227-265
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- Springer New York
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- Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.
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- 1. Sandia National Labs
- 2. Rohm and Haas Advanced Materials
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- 3. Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 94720, USA
- 4. Department of Physics, Columbia University, New York, NY, 10027, USA
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