Molecular dynamics study on heat transport from single-walled carbon nanotubes to Si substrate

Y Feng and J Zhu and DW Tang, PHYSICS LETTERS A, 379, 382-388 (2015).

DOI: 10.1016/j.physleta.2014.11.045

In this paper, non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations were performed to investigate the heat transport between a vertically aligned single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) and Si substrate, to find out the influence of temperature and system sizes, including diameter and length of SWNT and measurements of substrate. Results revealed that high temperature hindered heat transport in SWNT itself but was a beneficial stimulus for heat transport at interface of SWNT and Si. Furthermore, the system sizes strongly affected the peaks in vibrational density of states of Si, which led to interfacial thermal conductance dependent on system sizes. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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