Thermal conductivity of low temperature grown vertical carbon nanotube bundles measured using the three-ω method

Vollebregt, Sten; Banerjee, Sourish; Beenakker, Kees; Ishihara, Ryoichi
May 2013
Applied Physics Letters;5/13/2013, Vol. 102 Issue 19, p191909
Academic Journal
The thermal conductivity of as-grown vertical multi-walled carbon nanotubes (CNT) bundles fabricated at low temperature (500 °C) was measured using a vertical 3ω-method. For this, CNT were selectively grown inside an oxide opening and sandwiched between two metal electrodes. The validity of the method was confirmed by both measurements as simulations. The measured thermal conductivity of 1.7-3.5 W/mK is significantly lower than values reported before, which is caused by the low quality of the tubes. This clearly indicates that tube quality will be essential when integrating CNT.


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