Influence of the electron-phonon interfacial conductance on the thermal transport at metal/dielectric interfaces.

  title={Influence of the electron-phonon interfacial conductance on the thermal transport at metal/dielectric interfaces.},
  author={Julien Lombard and Franccois Detcheverry and Samy Merabia},
  journal={Journal of physics. Condensed matter : an Institute of Physics journal},
  volume={27 1},
Thermal boundary conductance at a metal-dielectric interface is a quantity of prime importance for heat management at the nanoscale. While the boundary conductance is usually ascribed to the coupling between metal phonons and dielectric phonons, in this work we examine the influence of a direct coupling between the metal electrons and the dielectric phonons. The effect of electron-phonon processes is generally believed to be resistive and tends to decrease the overall thermal boundary… Expand
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