Thermal conductivity of vertically aligned boron nitride nanotubes
For the first time, we report the thermal conductivity of vertically aligned boron nitride nanotube (BNNT) films produced by catalytic chemical vapor deposition. High-quality BNNTs were synthesized at 1200 °C on fused silica substrates precoated with Pt thin-film thermometers. The thermal conductivity of the BNNTs was measured at room temperature by using a pulsed photothermal technique. The apparent thermal conductivity of the BNNT coatings increased from 55 to 170Wm-1K-1 when the thickness increased from 10 to 28 μm, while the thermal conductivity attained a value as high as 2400Wm-1K-1. These results suggested that BNNTs, which are highly thermally conductive, but electrically insulating, are promising materials with unique properties.
Applied Physics Express
Belkerk, B. E.,
Yap, Y. K.
Thermal conductivity of vertically aligned boron nitride nanotubes.
Applied Physics Express,
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