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In physics, a phonon is a quasiparticle characterized by the quantization of the modes of lattice vibrations of periodic, elastic crystal structures of solids.
The study of phonons is an important part of solid state physics because phonons play a major role in many of the physical properties of solids, including a material's thermal and electrical conductivities.
Learn more about quantum dots from the many resources on this site, listed below. More information on Phonons can be found here.
Spectral analysis of non-equilibrium molecular dynamics
28 Jun 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Tianli Feng, Yang Zhong, Divya Chalise, Xiulin Ruan
Extract the phonon modal temperature and heat flux from non-equilibrium molecular dynamics
Spectral Phonon Relaxation Time Calculation Tool Based on Molecular Dynamics
27 Jul 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Divya Chalise, Tianli Feng, Xiulin Ruan
Thermal conductivity is an important material property which affects the performance of a wide range of devices from thermoelectrics to nanoelectronics. Information about phonon vibration modes and phonon relaxation time gives significant insight into understanding and engineering...
Fundamentals of Phonon Transport Modeling L1: Introduction
03 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Alan McGaughey, Xiulin Ruan
Part of the 2016 IMECE Tutorial: Fundamentals of Phonon Transport Modeling: Formulation, Implementation, and Applications.
Fundamentals of Phonon Transport Modeling L2: MD Simulation, Green Kubo, Direct Method
03 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Xiulin Ruan, Alan McGaughey
Fundamentals of Phonon Transport Modeling L3: Harmonic Lattice Dynamics, Spectral Methods
Fundamentals of Phonon Transport Modeling L4: Anharmonic Lattice dynamics, First Principles
Fundamentals of Phonon Transport Modeling L5: Phonon-Boundary and Phonon-Defect Scattering
Fundamentals of Phonon Transport Modeling L6: Phonon-Electron Coupling and Non-equilibrium
Low Temperature Enhancement of the Thermoelectric Seebeck Coefficient in Semiconductor Nanoribbons
21 Oct 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Kommini Adithya, Zlatan Aksamija
IWCE 2015 Presentation. We propose a novel approach to achieving a narrow window-shaped TDF through a combination of a step-like 2-dimensional density-of-states (DOS) and inelastic optical phonon scattering. A shift in the onset of scattering with respect to the step-like DOS creates a TDF which...
Practice Your Scales!
Thermal and Energy Nanomaterials for Fast Processes
06 Aug 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Timothy S Fisher
PHYS 620 Lecture 8: Phonons
13 Feb 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Roberto Merlin
ECE 656 Lecture 26: Phonon Scattering III
07 Nov 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Outline:ReviewExamplePOP and IV scatteringScattering in common semiconductorsElectron-electron scatteringSummary
ECE 656 Lecture 25: Phonon Scattering II
Outline:Reviewphononselectron-phonon couplingEnergy-momentum conservationMathematical formulationExampleSummary
ECE 656 Lecture 24: Phonon Scattering I
This lecture should be viewed in the 2009 teaching ECE 656 Lecture 23: Phonon Scattering I
1-D Chain Dispersions
01 Sep 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Nicholas Roberts, Greg Walker
1-D Chain of atoms, bases and layers to produce phonon dispersion
Thermal Transport Across Interfaces
19 Aug 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Timothy S Fisher
These lectures provide a theoretical development of the transport ofthermal energy by conduction in nanomaterials, in which materialinterfaces typically dominate transport. The physical nature of energytransport by two carriers: electrons and phonons--will be explored.
Lecture 9: Introduction to Phonon Transport
17 Aug 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
This lecture is an introduction to phonon transport. Key similarities and differences between electron and phonon transport are discussed.
Tutorial 2: Thermal Transport Across Interfaces - Electrons
15 Aug 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Timothy S Fisher
Outline:Thermal boundary resistanceElectronic transportReal interfaces and measurementsCarbon nanotube interfaces
Tutorial 1: Thermal Transport Across Interfaces - Phonons
30 Jul 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Timothy S Fisher
Outline:Lattice vibrations and phononsThe vibrating stringInterfaces between dissimilar strings: acousticmismatchDiscrete masses and the vibrational eigenspectrumGeneral thermal transport theory
10 Jul 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
Vibrations of the crystalline lattice are explained on the examples of monoatomic and diatomic lattice.