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Towards a microscopic understanding of phonon heat conduction

  title={Towards a microscopic understanding of phonon heat conduction},
  author={Austin J. Minnich},
  journal={arXiv: Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics},
  • A. Minnich
  • Published 2 May 2014
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics
Heat conduction by phonons is a ubiquitous process that incorporates a wide range of physics and plays an essential role in applications ranging from space power generation to LED lighting. Heat conduction has been studied for over two hundred years, yet many microscopic aspects of heat conduction have remained unclear in most crystalline solids, including which phonons carry heat and how natural and artificial structures scatter specific phonons. Fortunately, recent advances in both… 

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