Thermal conductance and thermopower of an individual single-wall carbon nanotube. Academic Article uri icon


  • We have observed experimentally that the thermal conductance of a 2.76-microm-long individual suspended single-wall carbon nanotube (SWCNT) was very close to the calculated ballistic thermal conductance of a 1-nm-diameter SWCNT without showing signatures of phonon-phonon Umklapp scattering for temperatures between 110 and 300 K. Although the observed thermopower of the SWCNT can be attributed to a linear diffusion contribution and a constant phonon drag effect, there could be an additional contact effect.

published proceedings

  • Nano Lett

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Yu, C., Shi, L. i., Yao, Z., Li, D., & Majumdar, A.

citation count

  • 709

complete list of authors

  • Yu, Choongho||Shi, Li||Yao, Zhen||Li, Deyu||Majumdar, Arunava

publication date

  • September 2005