Departmental Papers (MEAM)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

September 2006


Reprinted from Physical Review B, Volume 74, 2006, 125403, 1-10.
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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



Date Posted: 26 October 2006

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