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Direct nanoscale imaging of ballistic and diffusive thermal transport in graphene nanostructures.

Pumarol, Manuel and Rosamond, Mark Christopher and Tovee, Peter D. and Petty, Michael C. and Zeze, Dagou A and Falko, Vladimir I and Kolosov Oleg V., (2012) 'Direct nanoscale imaging of ballistic and diffusive thermal transport in graphene nanostructures.', Nano letters., 12 (6). pp. 2906-2911.


We report direct imaging of nanoscale thermal transport in single and few-layer graphene with approximately 50 nm lateral resolution using high vacuum scanning thermal microscopy. We observed increased heat transport in suspended graphene where heat is conducted by ballistic phonons, compared to adjacent areas of supported graphene, and observed decreasing thermal conductance of supported graphene with increased layer number. Our nanothermal images suggest a mean-free-path of thermal phonons in supported graphene below 100 nm.

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Keywords:Nanoscale thermal transport, Nanoscale imaging, Ballistic phonons, Thermal conductivity, Graphene, Scanning thermal microscopy
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