Temperature relaxation and the Kapitza-boundary-resistance paradox.

  title={Temperature relaxation and the Kapitza-boundary-resistance paradox.},
  author={A MaassenvandenBrink and R Dekker},
  journal={Physical review. B, Condensed matter},
  volume={51 24},
The calculation of the Kapitza boundary resistance between dissimilar harmonic solids has since long (Little [Can. J. Phys. 37, 334 (1959)]) suffered from a paradox: this resistance erroneously tends to a finite value in the limit of identical solids. We resolve this paradox by calculating temperature differences in the final heat-transporting state, rather… CONTINUE READING