Thermal and electrical characterization of thin carbon nanotubes films


  • Mireille Gaillard GREMI, France
  • Èliane Amin-Chalhoub GREMI, France
  • Nadjib Semmar GREMI, France
  • Agnés Petit GREMI, France
  • Anne-Lise Thomann GREMI, France
  • Chantal Boulmer-Leborgne GREMI, France



Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are grown with a three steps process combining pulsed laser deposition and radio frequency plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition techniques. The result is a dense thin film made of vertically aligned and multi-walled CNTs. To characterize the thermal properties of the film by pulsed photothermal method, it is necessary to deposit on the top a metallic thin layer of 600 nm acting as a photothermal transducer. The thermal conductivity and volumetric heat capacity of the CNTs film are identified. They are found to be respectively 180 Wm-1K-1 and 5x104 JK-1m-3. The thermal resistance between the CNTs film and the metallic transducer is identified as well: 1x10-7 Km2W-1.




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Gaillard M, Amin-Chalhoub Èliane, Semmar N, Petit A, Thomann A-L, Boulmer-Leborgne C. Thermal and electrical characterization of thin carbon nanotubes films. PSE [Internet]. 2013 Mar. 4 [cited 2021 Dec. 5];2(13):39-42. Available from: