A carbon nanofiber material, consisting of a stacked graphene cups, with the potential to conduct heat ballistically has been discovered and tested. Its unexpected high thermal conductivity can be understood by the similarity to a one-dimensional harmonic chain where no phonon is scattered even for an infinite length. A non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulation for this fiber validated this hypothesis by revealing a uniform temperature distribution between hot and cold reservoirs.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering