Pérez Paz, Alejandro3; García-Lastra, Juan María3; Markussen, Troels1; Thygesen, Kristian Sommer4; Rubio, Angel3
1 Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark2 Center for Atomic-scale Materials Design, Center, Technical University of Denmark3 University of the Basque Country4 Center for Nanostructured Graphene, Center, Technical University of Denmark
We review our recent modelling work of carbon nanotubes as potential candidates for heat dissipation in microelectronics cooling. In the first part, we analyze the impact of nanotube defects on their thermal transport properties. In the second part, we investigate the loss of thermal properties of nanotubes in presence of an interface with various substances, including air and water. Comparison with previous works is established whenever is possible.
European Physical Journal B, 2013, Vol 86, Issue 5, p. 1-14