Thermal conductivity and thermal boundary resistance of nanostructures

K Termentzidis and J Parasuraman and CA Da Cruz and S Merabia and D Angelescu and F Marty and T Bourouina and X Kleber and P Chantrenne and P Basset, NANOSCALE RESEARCH LETTERS, 6, 288 (2011).

DOI: 10.1186/1556-276X-6-288

We present a fabrication process of low-cost superlattices and simulations related with the heat dissipation on them. The influence of the interfacial roughness on the thermal conductivity of semiconductor/semiconductor superlattices was studied by equilibrium and non-equilibrium molecular dynamics and on the Kapitza resistance of superlattice's interfaces by equilibrium molecular dynamics. The non- equilibrium method was the tool used for the prediction of the Kapitza resistance for a binary semiconductor/metal system. Physical explanations are provided for rationalizing the simulation results.

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