Thermal Conductance of InAs Nanowire Composites
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Nano Letters
Förlag: Amer Chemical Soc
The ability to measure and understand heat flow in nanowire composites is crucial for applications ranging from high-speed electronics to thermoelectrics. Here we demonstrate the measurement of the thermal conductance of nanowire composites consisting of regular arrays of InAs nanowires embedded in PMMA using time-domain thermoreflectance (TDTR). On the basis of a proposed model for heat flow in the composite, we can, as a consistency check, extract the thermal conductivity Lambda of the InAs nanowires and find Lambda(NW) = 5.3 +/- 1.5 W m(-1) K-1, in good agreement with theory and previous measurements of individual nanowires.
- Physics and Astronomy
- ISSN: 1530-6984