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Interfacial thermal transport between offset parallel (10,10) single-wall carbon nanotubes is investigated by molecular dynamics simulation and analytical thermal modeling as a function of nanotube spacing, overlap, and length. A four order of magnitude reduction in interfacial thermal resistance is found as the nanotubes are brought into intimate contact. A reduction is also found for longer nanotubes and for nanotubes with increased overlap area. Thermal resistance between a nanotube and a reservoir at its boundary increases with decreasing reservoir temperature. Additionally, length-dependent Young's moduli and damping coefficients are calculated based on observed nanotube deflections.
elastic properties, electrical-conductivity, mechanical-properties, boundary resistance, youngs modulus, heat-flow, composites, nanocomposites, dependence, transport
Zhong, Hongliang and Lukes, Jennifer R., "Interfacial Thermal Resistance Between Carbon Nanotubes: Molecular Dynamics Simulations and Analytical Thermal Modeling" (2006). Departmental Papers (MEAM). Paper 73.
Date Posted: 26 October 2006
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