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Nanotubes throw their heat around

A direct current flowing through a carbon nanotube on a substrate heats the substrate but not the nanotube, and it may be possible to exploit this phenomenon in the thermal management of nanoelectronic devices.

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Figure 1: A possible model for substrate heating by a direct current flowing through a nanotube.


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Salehi-Khojin, A., Zhu, W. & Masel, R. Nanotubes throw their heat around. Nature Nanotech 7, 280–281 (2012).

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