Manipulating phonons at the nanoscale: Impurities and boundaries

Zardo, Ilaria and Rurali, Riccardo. (2019) Manipulating phonons at the nanoscale: Impurities and boundaries. Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, 17. pp. 1-7.

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Efficiently controlling phonon propagation is important in many applications, ranging from the design of thermoelectric materials to thermal budget engineering. Phonon manipulation, nonetheless, has proved to be an elusive task. Here, we review some basic strategies to alter vibrational modes throughout the entire phonon spectrum by means of point and extended defects, boundaries, and design of periodic superstructures. These individual scattering mechanisms allow altering the phononic properties in specific spectral regions; combining two or more can lead to a modification of the full-spectrum.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Physik > Physik > Experimental Material Physics (Zardo)
UniBasel Contributors:Zardo, Ilaria
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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