Title: Thermal transport of graphene and graphene nanoribbon: a summary review

Authors: Xiaoming Yuan; Dongbo Li; Bing Yang; Wei Gao; Daohan Ge; Ping Yang

Addresses: Laboratory of Advanced Design, Manufacturing and Reliability for MEMS/NEMS/ODES, School of Mechanical Engineering, Jiangsu University, 212013 Zhenjiang, China ' Laboratory of Advanced Design, Manufacturing and Reliability for MEMS/NEMS/ODES, School of Mechanical Engineering, Jiangsu University, 212013 Zhenjiang, China ' Laboratory of Advanced Design, Manufacturing and Reliability for MEMS/NEMS/ODES, School of Mechanical Engineering, Jiangsu University, 212013 Zhenjiang, China ' Laboratory of Advanced Design, Manufacturing and Reliability for MEMS/NEMS/ODES, School of Mechanical Engineering, Jiangsu University, 212013 Zhenjiang, China ' Laboratory of Advanced Design, Manufacturing and Reliability for MEMS/NEMS/ODES, School of Mechanical Engineering, Jiangsu University, 212013 Zhenjiang, China ' Laboratory of Advanced Design, Manufacturing and Reliability for MEMS/NEMS/ODES, School of Mechanical Engineering, Jiangsu University, 212013 Zhenjiang, China

Abstract: Thermal conductivity of materials is a critical part of electronic components in ever-smaller electronic devices, high-power engines and thermoelectric conversion devices. Thus, the subject of thermal transport of graphene nanoribbons, as the first example of truly two-dimensional materials, is attracting tremendous attention for both fundamental research and potential applications. Here, we give a review of recent studies on thermal properties focusing on recently reported experimental and theoretical progresses in graphene nanoribbons. We further discuss underlying mechanisms of thermal transport in graphene nanoribbons, and suggest possible methods to tune thermal properties of graphene nanoribbons.

Keywords: thermal property; graphene nanoribbon; two-dimensional materials; thermal conductivity.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMSI.2017.089660

International Journal of Materials and Structural Integrity, 2017 Vol.11 No.4, pp.193 - 204

Available online: 30 Jan 2018 *

Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article