Effect of nanoscale structure on thermal contact resistance of carbon nanotubes

Yutaka Yamada, Takashi Nishiyama, Tatsuya Ikuta, Koji Takahashi

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Abstract

Carbon nanotube is a promising material for thermal-management of micro devices because of its high intrinsic thermal conductivity. However, most bulk nanotubes show very low thermal conductivity due to the high thermal contact resistance. There are very few reliable experimental data for the contact issue of nanotubes. This paper uses three kinds of multi-walled carbon nanotubes; pristine, thermally-oxidized, and acidized nanotube. Each has unique nanoscale structure in their outermost surface. We measured thermal conductivity of their pellets and simultaneously conducted computational analysis treating random network model of spherocylinders. By comparing both results, thermal contact resistances between nanotubes are estimated and the effect of defected structure is discussed. The reliability of our method is also successfully confirmed compared with reported data using individual nanotubes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conf. Collocated with the ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Div. Summer Meeting and the ASME 2012 10th Int. Conf. on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, HT 2012
Pages173-177
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2012
EventASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conference Collocated with the ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Div. Summer Meeting and the ASME 2012 10th Int. Conf. on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, HT 2012 - Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Duration: Jul 8 2012Jul 12 2012

Publication series

NameASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conf. Collocated with the ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Div. Summer Meeting and the ASME 2012 10th Int. Conf. on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, HT 2012
Volume1

Other

OtherASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conference Collocated with the ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Div. Summer Meeting and the ASME 2012 10th Int. Conf. on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, HT 2012
CountryPuerto Rico
CityRio Grande
Period7/8/127/12/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Yamada, Y., Nishiyama, T., Ikuta, T., & Takahashi, K. (2012). Effect of nanoscale structure on thermal contact resistance of carbon nanotubes. In ASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conf. Collocated with the ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Div. Summer Meeting and the ASME 2012 10th Int. Conf. on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, HT 2012 (pp. 173-177). (ASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conf. Collocated with the ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Div. Summer Meeting and the ASME 2012 10th Int. Conf. on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, HT 2012; Vol. 1). https://doi.org/10.1115/HT2012-58203