Electrical and thermal transport properties of magnetically aligned single wall carbon nanotube films

Hone, J.; Llaguno, M. C.; Llaguno, M.C.; Nemes, N. M.; Nemes, N.M.; Johnson, A. T.; Johnson, A.T.; Fischer, J. E.; Fischer, J.E.; Walters, D. A.; Walters, D.A.; Casavant, M. J.; Casavant, M.J.; Schmidt, J.; Smalley, R. E.; Smalley, R.E.
July 2000
Applied Physics Letters;7/31/2000, Vol. 77 Issue 5
Academic Journal
Dense, thick films of aligned single wall carbon nanotubes and nanotube ropes have been produced by filtration/deposition from suspension in strong magnetic fields. Electrical resistivity exhibits moderate anisotropy with respect to the alignment axis, while the thermopower is the same when measured parallel or perpendicular to this axis. Both parameters have identical temperature dependencies in the two orientations. Thermal conductivity in the parallel direction exceeds 200 W/mK, within a decade of graphite. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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