Thermal Characterization of Low-Dimensional Materials by Resistance Thermometers
Review article, 2019

The design, fabrication, and use of a hotspot-producing and temperature-sensing resistance thermometer for evaluating the thermal properties of low-dimensional materials are described in this paper. The materials that are characterized include one-dimensional (1D) carbon nanotubes, and two-dimensional (2D) graphene and boron nitride films. The excellent thermal performance of these materials shows great potential for cooling electronic devices and systems such as in three-dimensional (3D) integrated chip-stacks, power amplifiers, and light-emitting diodes. The thermometers are designed to be serpentine-shaped platinum resistors serving both as hotspots and temperature sensors. By using these thermometers, the thermal performance of the abovementioned emerging low-dimensional materials was evaluated with high accuracy.

carbon nanotube


thermal characterization

resistance temperature detector

boron nitride

heat spreader


Yifeng Fu

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Electronics Material and Systems

G Cui

Sun Yat-Sen University

Kjell Jeppson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Terahertz and Millimetre Wave Laboratory


19961944 (eISSN)

Vol. 12 11 1740

Nanotechnology Enhanced Sintered Steel Processing

Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) (GMT14-0045), 2016-01-01 -- 2020-12-31.

NANO components for electronic SMART wireless systems

European Commission (EC) (EC/H2020/825430), 2019-01-01 -- 2021-12-31.

Carbon Based High Speed 3D GaN Electronics System

Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) (SE13-0061), 2014-03-01 -- 2019-06-30.

Pilot line production of functionalized CNTs as thermal interface material for heat dissipation in electronics applications (SMARTHERM)

European Commission (EC) (EC/H2020/690896), 2016-01-01 -- 2018-12-31.

Areas of Advance

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology


Subject Categories

Nano Technology


Nanofabrication Laboratory



More information

Latest update