Directional Phonon Suppression Function as a Tool for the Identification of Ultralow Thermal Conductivity Materials

  title={Directional Phonon Suppression Function as a Tool for the Identification of Ultralow Thermal Conductivity Materials},
  author={Giuseppe Romano and Alexie M. Kolpak},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  • G. Romano, A. Kolpak
  • Published 30 September 2016
  • Materials Science, Physics, Medicine
  • Scientific Reports
Boundary-engineering in nanostructures has the potential to dramatically impact the development of materials for high- efficiency conversion of thermal energy directly into electricity. In particular, nanostructuring of semiconductors can lead to strong suppression of heat transport with little degradation of electrical conductivity. Although this combination of material properties is promising for thermoelectric materials, it remains largely unexplored. In this work, we introduce a novel… 
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