Nitrogen doping and curvature effects on thermal conductivity of graphene: A non-equilibrium molecular dynamics study

B Mortazavi and A Rajabpour and S Ahzi and Y Remond and SMV Allaei, SOLID STATE COMMUNICATIONS, 152, 261-264 (2012).

DOI: 10.1016/j.ssc.2011.11.035

In this study, the effects of nitrogen atom substitution and curvature on the thermal conductivity of graphene are studied using non- equilibrium molecular dynamics (NEMD) simulations. Using the optimized Tersoff potential proposed by Lindsay and Broido L Lindsay, D.A. Broido, Phys. Rev. B 82 (2010)205441, the predicted thermal conductivity of graphene is close to the experimental range. It was observed that only 1% concentration of nitrogen doping in graphene decreases the thermal conductivity of graphene by more than 50% and removes its chirality dependency. Our simulations also show that graphene is a high flexible structure and suggest limited curvature effects on its thermal conductivity. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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