Nano-Thermal Transport Array: An Instrument for Combinatorial Measurements of Heat Transfer in Nanoscale Films
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CitationMcCluskey, Patrick James, and Joost J. Vlassak. Forthcoming. Nano-thermal transport array: An instrument for combinatorial measurements of heat transfer in nanoscale films. Thin Solid Films 518.
AbstractThe nano-Thermal Transport Array is a silicon-based micromachined device for measuring the thermal properties of nanoscale materials in a high-throughput methodology. The device contains an array of thermal sensors, each one of which consists of a silicon nitride membrane and a tungsten heating element that also serves as a temperature gauge. The thermal behavior of the sensors is described with an analytical model. The assumptions underlying this model and its accuracy are checked using the finite element method. The analytical model is used in a data reduction scheme that relates experimental quantities to materials properties. Measured properties include thermal effusivity, thermal conductivity, and heat capacity. While the array is specifically designed for combinatorial analysis, here we demonstrate the capabilities of the device with a high-throughput study of copper multi-layer films as a function of film thickness, ranging from 15 to 470 nm. Thermal conductivity results show good agreement with earlier models predicting the conductivity based on electron scattering at interfaces.
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