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The Effect of Thermal Contact Number on the Tube–Tube Contact Conductance of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Department of Power Engineering, North China Electric Power University, Baoding 071003, China
Key Laboratory for Thermal Science and Power Engineering of Ministry of Education, Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
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Nanomaterials 2019, 9(3), 477;
Received: 29 January 2019 / Revised: 14 March 2019 / Accepted: 20 March 2019 / Published: 23 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Synthesis and Applications of Carbon Nanotubes)
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The contact conductance of single, double, and triple thermal contacts of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) was investigated using molecular dynamics simulations. Our results showed that the effect of the thermal contact number on the contact conductance was not as strong as previously reported. The percentages of contact conductance of double and triple thermal contacts were about 72% and 67%, respectively, compared to that of a single thermal contact. Moreover, we found that the contact conductance of the double and triple thermal contacts was associated with the SWCNT length and the positional relationship of the thermal contacts. View Full-Text
Keywords: carbon nanotubes; contact conductance; molecular dynamics simulations carbon nanotubes; contact conductance; molecular dynamics simulations

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Yang, X.; Zhang, X.; Cao, B. The Effect of Thermal Contact Number on the Tube–Tube Contact Conductance of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes. Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 477.

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