Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation


Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name


Department (Legacy)

Department of Physics

Committee Chair

Sumanasekera, Gamini U.


Nanotubes; Thin films


We have measured the temperature-dependent thermal conductivity, K(T) of single walled carbon nanotubes from 300 K to 8 K by 3w methods. K(T) exhibits linear temperature dependence in the entire temperature range. Our results are in good agreement with the results obtained by Hone et al. using a standard steady state technique. Also we measured the temperature-dependent thermal conductivity K(T) of quartz and SiO2 in the same temperature range (300 K to 8 K) as a standardization tool. Our technique shows promise for the thermal conductivity measurements of many nanostructures with slight modifications.