In the past decade, the very high intrinsic thermal conductivity of a carbon nanotube (CNT) has been successfully unveiled through experimental studies, but the thermal boundary resistance (TBR) between a CNT and ambient material still remains unclear. Some analytical and molecular dynamics studies have been reported on the TBR between a CNT and a surrounding material but there is no reliable experiment method to quantitatively investigate TBR between a CNT and a solid surface because of technical difficulties.

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