Thermal property measurements of nanotubes, nanowires, and nanobelts

Deyu Li, Arun Majumdar, Philip Kim, Wanyoung Jang, Zhen Yao, Dohyung Kim, Choongho Yu, Qing Hao, Li Shi

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The thermal properties of Ge nanowires, SnO2 nanobelts and single wall (SW) carbon nanotubes (CNT) were measured in the temperature range of 4.2 to 400 K. The microdevice used for measuring consisted of two SiN x membranes each suspended by five 400-μm-long SiNx beams. To grow SWCNT's bridging the two membranes chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method was employed. The results show that due to the unique crystalline structure, boundary scattering is nearly absent in CNT's, giving rise to super high thermal and electrical conductivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-201
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2002
Event2002 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Nov 17 2002Nov 22 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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