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Effect of substrate on thermal conductivity of single-walled carbon nanotubes

Savin, Alexander; Kivshar, Yuri; Hu, B

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We analyze numerically the thermal conductivity of single-walled carbon nanotubes placed on a flat rigid substrate. We demonstrate that the character of thermal conductivity depends crucially on the interaction between the nanotube and the substrate. In particular, we reveal that unlike the well-established anomalous thermal conductivity of isolated carbon nanotubes, the nanotube placed on a substrate demonstrates normal thermal conductivity due to the appearance of a narrow gap in the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/50692
Source: Europhysics Letters
DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/88/26004

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