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Influence of Structural Parameters of Carbon Nanotubes on their Thermal Conductivity: Numerical Assessment

  • Bartosz Platek
  • Tomasz Falat
  • Jan Felba
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Abstract

This paper focuses on the influence of different parameters of carbon nanotubes (CNT) like length, diameter and chiral vector on its thermal conductivity. To calculate the value of CNT thermal conductivity, a molecular modeling technique was used. For this purpose a special algorithm based on non-equilibrium molecular dynamic was implemented in commercial software.

Keywords

Thermal Conductivity Heat Flux Mean Free Path Thermal Interface Material Chiral Vector 
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Acknowledgments

This work was performed as part of the framework for the “CArbon NanOtubes/ePoxY composites (CANOPY)” project; Eurypides contract no. 06-176. Authors acknowledge Wroclaw Center for Networking and Supercomputing (WCSS) for the possibility of using modeling software and hardware.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Microsystems Electronics and PhotonicsWroclaw University of TechnologyWroclawPoland

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