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Robust linear dependence of thermal conductance on radial strain in carbon nanotubes


Xu,  Yong
Department of Physics and State Key Laboratory of Low-Dimensional Quantum Physics, Tsinghua University;
Theory, Fritz Haber Institute, Max Planck Society;

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Zhu, H., Xu, Y., Gu, B.-L., & Duan, W. (2012). Robust linear dependence of thermal conductance on radial strain in carbon nanotubes. New Journal of Physics, 14(1): 013053. doi:10.1088/1367-2630/14/1/013053.

Cite as: https://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0010-76EE-C
Nanotubes have recently been experimentally demonstrated to be perfect phonon waveguides. To explore the underlying physics, we present atomic scale calculations of thermal transport in carbon nanotubes under radial strain using the nonequilibrium Green’s function method. It is found that the thermal conductance exhibits a robust linear response behavior to radial strain over the whole elastic range. A detailed analysis of phonon transmission reveals that an elastic radial strain can be viewed as a perturbation of the transport of most of the low-frequency phonons. This is attributed to the unique bonding configuration of nanotubes, which can be well preserved even under severe deformation. Such a structural response to deformation, which is rare in other systems, explains the robust thermal transport in nanotubes against severe radial deformation.