Thermal Properties of Graphene and Carbon Based Materials: Prospects of Thermal Management Applications


In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in thermal properties of materials. This arises mostly from the practical needs of heat removal and thermal management, which have now become critical issues for the continuing progress in electronic and optoelectronic industries. Another motivation for the study of thermal properties at nanoscale is from a fundamental science perspective. Thermal conductivity of different allotropes of carbon materials span a uniquely large range of values with the highest in graphene and carbon nanotube and the lowest in amorphous or disordered carbon. Here we describe the thermal properties of graphene and carbon-based materials and analyze the prospects of applications of carbon materials in thermal management.

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Ghosh, S., Balandin, A.A. Thermal Properties of Graphene and Carbon Based Materials: Prospects of Thermal Management Applications. MRS Online Proceedings Library 1344, 1102 (2011).

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