Investigation of interfacial thermal transport across graphene and an organic semiconductor using molecular dynamics simulations

XY Wang and JC Zhang and Y Chen and PKL Chan, PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 19, 15933-15941 (2017).

DOI: 10.1039/c7cp01958k

The interfacial thermal transport across graphene and an organic semiconductor, dinaphtho2,3-b: 20,30-fthieno3,2-b thiophene (DNTT), is investigated using molecular dynamics simulations. The average thermal boundary resistance (TBR) of graphene and DNTT is 4.88 + 0.12 x 10(-8) m(2) K W-1 at 300 K. We find that TBR of a graphene-DNTT heterostructure possesses as high as 83.4% reduction after the hydrogenation of graphene. Moreover, as the graphene vacancy increases from 0% to 6%, the TBR drops up to 39.6%. The reduction of TBR is mainly attributed to the coupling enhancement of graphene and DNTT phonons as evaluated from the phonon density of states. On the other hand, TBR keeps a constant value while the vacancy in the DNTT layer increases. The TBR would decrease when the temperature and coupling strength increase. These findings provide a useful guideline for the thermal management of the graphenebased organic electronic devices, especially the large area transistor arrays or sensors.

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