Effect of molecular film thickness on thermal conduction across solid-film interfaces.

  title={Effect of molecular film thickness on thermal conduction across solid-film interfaces.},
  author={Zhi Liang and Hai-Lung Tsai},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={83 6 Pt 1},
  • Zhi Liang, H. Tsai
  • Published 10 June 2011
  • Physics
  • Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
The Brownian motion and aggregation of particles in nanofluids often lead to the formation of solid-film-solid structures. The molecular thin film confined between nanoparticles may have non-negligible effects on thermal conduction among nanoparticles. Using nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulations, we study thermal conduction across the Ag particle-Ar thin-film interface. If the film contains only one molecular layer, we find that the solid-film interfacial thermal resistance R(SF) is… 

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