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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.
11 Jul 2011 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
Vibrations of the crystalline lattice are explained on the examples of monoatomic and diatomic lattice.
Phonon Thermal Properties
Phonon Thermal Properties are discussed in this set of slides.
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...