Revisiting boundary scattering in thermal transport at the nanometer scale

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Abstract

Understanding and exploiting thermal transport phenomena at the nanometer scale can lead to improved thermoelectric energy conversion, novel NEMs-based sensors and facilitate the scaling of semiconductor devices to atomistic scales. The increased surface area to volume ratio in micro- and nano-structures leads to the dominance of boundary scattering. Recent experimental work suggests that the impact is even more than previously understood. This paper reviews recent progress in modeling phonon scattering at rough surfaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2009, IMECE 2009
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages135-140
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780791843864
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
EventASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2009 - Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States
Duration: Nov 13 2009Nov 19 2009

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings
Volume13

Other

OtherASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2009
CountryUnited States
CityLake Buena Vista, FL
Period11/13/0911/19/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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