Chapter 11: Nanotube thermometry

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Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have many advantages when used as nanoscale thermal probes, for example, their thin diameter, robustness, and low thermal resistance. However, there are some difficulties in both fabrication and analytical steps for CNT thermometry. In this chapter, recently developed techniques for the fabrication of CNT thermal probes and the current understanding of the thermal properties of CNTs are addressed. An example of quantitative temperature sensing at a nanoscale point contact using a CNT bonded to a Pt hot film is also explained.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanoceramics in Clinical Use
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Materials to Applications, 2nd Edition
EditorsLuis Dias Carlos, Fernando Palacio
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781782621041, 9781782623199, 9781849739047
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameRSC Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
ISSN (Print)1757-7136
ISSN (Electronic)1757-7144

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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