Tags: thermal transport


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.

Learn more about nanoscale thermo transport from the resources available on this site, listed below.

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  1. MIT Tools for Energy Conversion and Storage

    12 Oct 2009 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jeffrey C Grossman, Joo-Hyoung Lee, Varadharajan Srinivasan, Alexander S McLeod, Lucas Wagner

    Atomic-Scale Simulation Tools to Explore Energy Conversion and Storage Materials


  2. Thermoelectric Power Factor Calculator for Nanocrystalline Composites

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

    Quantum Simulation of the Seebeck Coefficient and Electrical Conductivity in a 2D Nanocrystalline Composite Structure using Non-Equilibrium Green's Functions


  3. nanoJoule

    10 Jul 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Feifei Lian, Feifei Lian, Feifei Lian

    This tool performs a self-consistent simulation of the current-voltage curve of a metallic single-wall carbon nanotube with Joule heating.


  4. Atomistic Green\'s Function Method 1-D Atomic Chain Simulation

    02 May 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Zhen Huang, Wei Zhang, Timothy S Fisher, Sridhar Sadasivam

    Calculation of Thermal Conductance of an Atomic Chain