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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.
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Thermal and Energy Nanomaterials for Fast Processes
17 Aug 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy S Fisher
NCN Undergraduate Research Experience Program - 2016
PHYS 620 Lecture 8: Phonons
12 Apr 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Roberto Merlin
Pablo Martín Scuracchio
ECE 656 Lecture 26: Phonon Scattering III
22 Nov 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
POP and IV scattering
Scattering in common semiconductors
ECE 656 Lecture 25: Phonon Scattering II
ECE 656 Lecture 24: Phonon Scattering I
09 Nov 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
This lecture should be viewed in the 2009 teaching ECE 656 Lecture 23: Phonon Scattering I
1-D Chain Dispersions
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23 Sep 2011 | Tools | Contributor(s): Nicholas Roberts, Greg Walker
1-D Chain of atoms, bases and layers to produce phonon dispersion
Thermal Transport Across Interfaces
23 Aug 2011 | Courses | Contributor(s): Timothy S Fisher
These lectures provide a theoretical development of the transport of
thermal energy by conduction in nanomaterials, in which material
interfaces typically dominate transport. The physical nature...
Lecture 9: Introduction to Phonon Transport
17 Aug 2011 | Online Presentations | 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
16 Aug 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy S Fisher
Thermal boundary resistance
Real interfaces and measurements
Carbon nanotube interfaces
“Electronics from the Bottom Up” is an educational initiative...
Tutorial 1: Thermal Transport Across Interfaces - Phonons
15 Aug 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy S Fisher
Lattice vibrations and phonons
The vibrating string
Interfaces between dissimilar strings: acoustic
Discrete masses and the vibrational eigenspectrum
Phonon Thermal Properties
11 Jul 2011 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
Phonon Thermal Properties are discussed in this set of slides.
Vibrations of the crystalline lattice are explained on the examples of monoatomic and diatomic lattice.
Tutorial 2: A Bottom-Up View of Heat Transfer in Nanomaterials
23 Mar 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy S Fisher
This lecture provides a theoretical development of the transport of thermal energy by conduction in nanomaterials. The physical nature of energy transport by two carriers—electrons and...
Limits of Thermal Processes and their Implications on Efficient Energy Utilization
27 Oct 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Arunava Majumdar
About 90 percent of the world’s energy use involves thermal processes – thermal engines to generate mechanical power; heating and cooling in buildings; heating involved in manufacturing of...
Thermoelectric effects in semiconductor nanostructures: Role of electron and lattice properties
06 Oct 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Abhijeet Paul, Gerhard Klimeck
This presentation covers some aspects of present development in the field of thermoelectricity and focuses particularly on the silicon nanowires as potential thermoelectric materials. The...
Tutorial 3a: Materials Simulation by First-Principles Density Functional Theory I
14 Sep 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Umesh V. Waghmare
This lecture provides an introduction to first-principles density functional theory based methods for simulation of materials, with a focus on determination of interatomic force constants and...
DFT calculations with Quantum ESPRESSO
15 Jul 2010 | Tools | Contributor(s): Janam Jhaveri, Ravi Pramod Kumar Vedula, Alejandro Strachan, Benjamin P Haley
DFT calculations of molecules and solids
Ripples and Warping of Graphene: A Theoretical Study
08 Jun 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Umesh V. Waghmare
We use first-principles density functional theory based analysis to understand formation of ripples in graphene and related 2-D materials. For an infinite graphene, we show that ripples are linked...
20 Jan 2010 | Tools | Contributor(s): Yang Zhao, Albert Liao, Eric Pop
Simulate field effect carrier mobility in back-gated CNTFET devices at low field