Length-Scale Dependent Phonon Interactions

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Subhash L. Shindé, Gyaneshwar P. Srivastava
Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 29, 2013 - Science - 296 pages

This book presents a comprehensive description of phonons and their interactions in systems with different dimensions and length scales. Internationally-recognized leaders describe theories and measurements of phonon interactions in relation to the design of materials with exotic properties such as metamaterials, nano-mechanical systems, next-generation electronic, photonic, and acoustic devices, energy harvesting, optical information storage, and applications of phonon lasers in a variety of fields.

The emergence of techniques for control of semiconductor properties and geometry has enabled engineers to design structures in which functionality is derived from controlling electron behavior. As manufacturing techniques have greatly expanded the list of available materials and the range of attainable length scales, similar opportunities now exist for designing devices whose functionality is derived from controlling phonon behavior. However, progress in this area is hampered by gaps in our knowledge of phonon transport across and along arbitrary interfaces, the scattering of phonons with crystal defects, interface roughness and mass-mixing, delocalized electrons/collective electronic excitations, and solid acoustic vibrations when these occur in structures with small physical dimensions. This book provides a comprehensive description of phonons and their interactions in systems with different dimensions and length scales. Theories and measurements of phonon interactions are described in relation to the design of materials with exotic properties such as metamaterials, nano-mechanical systems, next-generation electronic, photonic, and acoustic devices, energy harvesting, optical information storage, and applications of phonon lasers in a variety of fields.

 

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Contents

1 Lattice Dynamics of Solids Surfaces and Nanostructures
1
2 Phonons in Bulk and LowDimensional Systems
41
3 Theories of Phonon Transport in Bulk and Nanostructed Solids
81
Pure Silicon and Germanium
115
5 Ab Initio Thermal Transport
137
6 Interaction of Thermal Phononswith Interfaces
175
7 TimeResolved Phonon Spectroscopy and Phonon Transport in Nanoscale Systems
207
Design Fabrication and Measurement
227
9 Acoustic Carrier Transport in GaAs Nanowires
259
Index
293
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