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


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