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Thin-film coatings: Carbon nanotube coatings promise better thermal detectors

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Author(s)

John H. Lehman, Anne Dillon

Abstract

With high thermal conductivity and resistance to damage, carbon nanotube coatings are a promising new technology for thermal detectors. NIST and NREL scientists are exploring this viable alternative with the aim of developing better radiometric standards for laser measurement.
Citation
Laser Focus World
Volume
41
Issue
7

Keywords

carbon nanotubes, chemical vapor deposition, laser vaporization, pyroelectric detector, radiometry, thermal detector, thin film coatings

Citation

Lehman, J. and Dillon, A. (2005), Thin-film coatings: Carbon nanotube coatings promise better thermal detectors, Laser Focus World, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=31967 (Accessed July 21, 2024)

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Created July 1, 2005, Updated January 27, 2020