Thermal Transport in 3D Nanostructures

Zhan, Haifei and Nie, Yihan and Chen, Yongnan and Bell, John M. and Gu, Yuantong (2020) Thermal Transport in 3D Nanostructures. Advanced Functional Materials, 30 (8):1903841. pp. 1-30. ISSN 1616-301X


This work summarizes the recent progress on the thermal transport properties of 3D nanostructures, with an emphasis on experimental results. Depending on the applications, different 3D nanostructures can be prepared or designed to either achieve a low thermal conductivity for thermal insulation or thermoelectric devices or a high thermal conductivity for thermal interface materials used in the continuing miniaturization of electronics. A broad range of 3D nanostructures are discussed, ranging from colloidal crystals/assemblies, array structures, holey structures, hierarchical structures, to 3D nanostructured fillers for metal matrix composites and polymer composites. Different factors that impact the thermal conductivity of these 3D structures are compared and analyzed. This work provides an overall understanding of the thermal transport properties of various 3D nanostructures, which will shed light on the thermal management at nanoscale.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ Other
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2020 02:06
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2021 23:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: carbon nanotube; metal–matrix; composites; nanocomposite; nanostructures; thermal conductivity
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091299 Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401699 Materials engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8505 Renewable Energy > 850599 Renewable Energy not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 17 ENERGY > 1708 Renewable energy > 170899 Renewable energy not elsewhere classified
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