Monte Carlo study of non-diffusive relaxation of a transient thermal grating in thin membranes
Author(s)Zeng, Lingping; Chiloyan, Vazrik; Peraud, Jean-Philippe M.; Chen, Gang; Huberman, Samuel C.; Maznev, Alexei; Hadjiconstantinou, Nicolas; Nelson, Keith Adam; ... Show more Show less
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The impact of boundary scattering on non-diffusive thermal relaxation of a transient grating in thin membranes is rigorously analyzed using the multidimensional phononBoltzmann equation. The gray Boltzmann simulation results indicate that approximating models derived from previously reported one-dimensional relaxation model and Fuchs-Sondheimer model fail to describe the thermal relaxation of membranes with thickness comparable with phonon mean free path. Effective thermal conductivities from spectral Boltzmann simulations free of any fitting parameters are shown to agree reasonably well with experimental results. These findings are important for improving our fundamental understanding of non-diffusive thermal transport in membranes and other nanostructures.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Chemistry; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Applied Physics Letters
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Zeng, Lingping, Vazrik Chiloyan, Samuel Huberman, Alex A. Maznev, Jean-Philippe M. Peraud, Nicolas G. Hadjiconstantinou, Keith A. Nelson, and Gang Chen. “Monte Carlo Study of Non-Diffusive Relaxation of a Transient Thermal Grating in Thin Membranes.” Applied Physics Letters 108, no. 6 (February 8, 2016): 063107.
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