Phonon heat conduction in a semiconductor nanowire

A model for phononheat conduction in a semiconductornanowire with dimensions comparable to the phonon mean free path is developed

Jie Zou; Alexander Balandin

2002

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  • A model for phononheat conduction in a semiconductornanowire with dimensions comparable to the phonon mean free path is developed
  • Numerical simulation is performed for a silicon nanowire with boundaries characterized by different interface roughness.Phonon confinement and boundary scattering lead to a significant decrease of the lattice thermal conductivity
  • The value of this decrease and its interface roughness and temperature dependence are different from the predictions of the early models
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