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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.

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  1. ECE 656 Lecture 23: Phonon Scattering I

    10 Nov 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom

    Outline: About phonons Electron-phonon coupling Energy-momentum conservation Summary

  2. Scattering in NEGF: Made simple

    09 Nov 2009 | Papers | Contributor(s): Dmitri Nikonov, Himadri Pal, George Bourianoff

    Formalism for describing electron-phonon scattering, surface scattering, and spin relaxation is dervied for the Keldysh non-equilibrium Green's functions (NEGF) method. Approximation useful for...

  3. Notes on Scattering and Mobility in 1D, 2D, and 3D

    06 Nov 2009 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dmitri Nikonov, Md. Sayed Hasan, George Bourianoff

    Derivation of the phonon-limited mobility is reviewed for electrons in bulk (3D) or quantum confined (2D and 1D) semiconductor structures. Analytical estimates are made that show the mobility in...

  4. Illinois ECE 598EP Lecture 8 - Hot Chips: Thermal Conductivity of Solids

    24 Jun 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Eric Pop, Omar N Sobh

    Thermal Conductivity of Solids Topics: Kinetic Theory of Energy Transport Simple Kinetic Theory Assumptions Phonon MFP and Scattering Time Silicon Film Thermal Conductivity Silicon...

  5. Thermoelectric Power Factor Calculator for Superlattices

    18 Oct 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Terence Musho, Greg Walker

    Quantum Simulation of the Seebeck Coefficient and Electrical Conductivity in 1D Superlattice Structures using Non-Equilibrium Green's Functions

  6. Is dual gate device structure better from a thermal perspective?

    01 Sep 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Stephen M. Goodnick

    This presentation illustrates several points. First, it is shown that in nanoscale devices there is less degradation due to heating effects due to non-stationary nature of the carrier transport...

  7. Modeling of Nanoscale Devices

    19 Oct 2006 | Papers | Contributor(s): M. P. Anantram, Mark Lundstrom, Dmitri Nikonov

    We aim to provide engineers with an introduction to the nonequilibriumGreen’s function (NEGF) approach, which is a powerful conceptual tool and a practical analysismethod to treat nanoscale..., a resource for nanoscience and nanotechnology, is supported by the National Science Foundation and other funding agencies. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.