Unusually high thermal conductivity of carbon nanotubes

  title={Unusually high thermal conductivity of carbon nanotubes},
  author={Berber and Kwon and Tom{\'a}nek},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={84 20},
  • Berber, Kwon, Tománek
  • Published 2000
  • Materials Science, Medicine, Physics
  • Physical review letters
Combining equilibrium and nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulations with accurate carbon potentials, we determine the thermal conductivity lambda of carbon nanotubes and its dependence on temperature. Our results suggest an unusually high value, lambda approximately 6600 W/m K, for an isolated (10,10) nanotube at room temperature, comparable to the thermal conductivity of a hypothetical isolated graphene monolayer or diamond. Our results suggest that these high values of lambda are… Expand
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