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1D-to-3D transition of phonon heat conduction in polyethylene using molecular dynamics simulations

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dc.contributor.author Henry, Asegun
dc.contributor.author Chen, Gang
dc.contributor.author Plimpton, Steven J.
dc.contributor.author Thompson, Aidan
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-31T17:04:20Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-31T17:04:20Z
dc.date.issued 2010-10
dc.date.submitted 2010-08
dc.identifier.issn 1098-0121
dc.identifier.issn 1550-235X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/63142
dc.description.abstract The thermal conductivity of nanostructures generally decreases with decreasing size because of classical size effects. The axial thermal conductivity of polymer chain lattices, however, can exhibit the opposite trend, because of reduced chain-chain anharmonic scattering. This unique feature gives rise to an interesting one-dimensional-to-three-dimensional transition in phonon transport. We study this transition by calculating the thermal conductivity of polyethylene with molecular dynamics simulations. The results are important for designing inexpensive high thermal-conductivity polymers. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship United States. Dept. of Energy en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Science Foundation (U.S.) (Grant no. CBET-0755825) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher American Physical Society en_US
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.82.144308 en_US
dc.rights Article is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use. en_US
dc.source APS en_US
dc.title 1D-to-3D transition of phonon heat conduction in polyethylene using molecular dynamics simulations en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.citation Henry, Asegun et al. “1D-to-3D transition of phonon heat conduction in polyethylene using molecular dynamics simulations.” Physical Review B 82.14 (2010) : n. pag. © 2010 The American Physical Society en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering en_US
dc.contributor.approver Chen, Gang
dc.contributor.mitauthor Henry, Asegun
dc.contributor.mitauthor Chen, Gang
dc.relation.journal Physical review B en_US
dc.identifier.mitlicense PUBLISHER_POLICY en_US
dc.eprint.version Final published version en_US
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle en_US
eprint.status http://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerReviewed en_US
dspace.orderedauthors Henry, Asegun; Chen, Gang; Plimpton, Steven; Thompson, Aidan en


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