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Phonon Localization in Heat Conduction

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Author(s)

M. N. Luckyanova, J. Mendoza, H. Lu, B. Song, S. Huang, J. Zhou, M. Li., Y. Dong, H. Zhou, J. Garlow, L. Wu, Brian Kirby, Alexander Grutter, Alex A. Puretzky, Y. Zhu, M. S. Dresselhaus, A. Gossard, G. Chen

Abstract

We report localization-like behavior in phonon heat conduction observed both in measurement of the thermal conductivities of GaAs/AlAs superlattice (SL) thin films with interfacial disorder caused by ErAs nanodots randomly distributed at the interfaces, and in atomic Green's function simulations. Near room temperature, the measured thermal conductivities of the samples with ErAs dots first increased and then decreased with an increasing number of periods. The experiments and simulation point to a transition from ballistic to localized heat conduction.
Citation
Science Advances
Volume
4
Issue
10

Keywords

phonons

Citation

Luckyanova, M. , Mendoza, J. , Lu, H. , Song, B. , Huang, S. , Zhou, J. , Li., M. , Dong, Y. , Zhou, H. , Garlow, J. , Wu, L. , Kirby, B. , Grutter, A. , Puretzky, A. , Zhu, Y. , Dresselhaus, M. , Gossard, A. and Chen, G. (2018), Phonon Localization in Heat Conduction, Science Advances, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=919677 (Accessed February 27, 2024)
Created December 20, 2018, Updated October 12, 2021