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Thermal transport at sub-micron scales differs substantially from that at normal length scales. Physical laws for heat transfer, such as Fourier's law for heat conduction, fail when the mean free path of energy carriers becomes comparable to the length scales of interest. This occurs in modern microelectronic devices, where for example, channel dimensions, now below 100 nm in length, are comparable to the mean free path of phonons in silicon at room temperature. Research in the nanoscale thermal transport area addresses novel physics at small length and time scales and novel technologies that exploit this class of physics.
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Reproducing results of "Thermal transport in SiGe superlattice thin films and nanowires"
27 Mar 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Alejandro Strachan, Jonathan Mark Dunn
In this document we show how to reproduce results in the paper "Thermal transport in SiGe superlattice thin films and nanowires", Keng-hua Lin, and Alejandro Strachan Physical Review B 87, 115302 (2011) using the nanoMATERIALS nanoscale heat transport tool in nanoHUB....