THERMAL CONDUCTANCE OF HELICALLY COILED CARBON NANOTUBES
Thermal conductivity is one of the most interesting physical properties of carbon nanotubes. This quantity has been extensively explored experimentally and theoretically using different approaches like: molecular dynamics simulation, Boltzmann-Peierls phonon transport equation, modified wave-vector model etc. Results of these investigations are of great interest and show that carbon- based materials, graphene and nanotubes in particular, show high values of thermal conductivity. Thus, carbon nanotubes are a good candidate for the future applications as thermal interface materials.
In this paper we present the results of thermal conductance s of a model of helically coiled carbon nanotubes (HCCNTs), obtained from phonon dispersion relations. Calculation of s of HCCNTs is based on the Landauer theory where phonon relaxation rate is obtained by simple Klemens-like model.
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