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Determination of thermal parameters of one-dimensional nanostructures through a thermal transient method

  • Author(s): Arriagada, A.
  • Yu, E. T.
  • Bandaru, P. R.
  • et al.

We present an improved methodology for a thermal transient method enabling simultaneous measurement of thermal conductivity and specific heat of nanoscale structures with one-dimensional heat flow. The temporal response of a sample to finite duration heat pulse inputs for both short (1 ns) and long (5 μs) pulses is analyzed and exploited to deduce the thermal properties. Excellent agreement has been obtained between the recovered physical parameters and computational simulations through choosing an optimized pulse width.

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