Tuning thermal transport in a crystalline solid using epitaxially embedded nanoparticles

Woochul Kim, Suzanne Singer, Arun Majumdar

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Abstract

Since the discovery of electricity, research on charge transport in materials has pushed the extremes of tuning electrical conductivity. Today, material manipulations have only achieved a limited variation in thermal transport in a solid. In this study we theoretically demonstrated the effects of tuning thermal transport in crystalline solids by using epitaxially embedding nanoparticles. By adjusting particle size, size distributions, and concentration of nanoparticles, phonon transport in solids can be spectrally-selective scattered, and one can acquire a material with desired thermal properties. Our simulation is based on the thermal conductivity of ErAs nanoparticles epitaxially embedded inside an InGaAs alloy matrix.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th ASME Integrated Nanosystems Conference
Subtitle of host publicationDesign, Synthesis, and Applications
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
Pages61-62
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0791842088, 9780791842089
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event4th ASME Integrated Nanosystems Conference: Design, Synthesis, and Applications - Berkeley, CA, United States
Duration: 2005 Sep 142005 Sep 16

Publication series

Name2005 Proceedings of the 4th ASME Conference on Integrated Nanosystems: Design, Synthesis, and Applications

Other

Other4th ASME Integrated Nanosystems Conference: Design, Synthesis, and Applications
CountryUnited States
CityBerkeley, CA
Period05/9/1405/9/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Kim, W., Singer, S., & Majumdar, A. (2005). Tuning thermal transport in a crystalline solid using epitaxially embedded nanoparticles. In Proceedings of the 4th ASME Integrated Nanosystems Conference: Design, Synthesis, and Applications (pp. 61-62). (2005 Proceedings of the 4th ASME Conference on Integrated Nanosystems: Design, Synthesis, and Applications). American Society of Mechanical Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1115/nano2005-87080