Length-Scale Dependent Phonon Interactions

  • Subhash L. Shindé
  • Gyaneshwar P. Srivastava

Part of the Topics in Applied Physics book series (TAP, volume 128)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. H. M. Tütüncü, G. P. Srivastava
    Pages 1-39
  3. Zhiping Wang, Kitt Reinhardt, Mitra Dutta, Michael A. Stroscio
    Pages 41-79
  4. N. Mingo, D. A. Stewart, D. A. Broido, L. Lindsay, W. Li
    Pages 137-173
  5. David Hurley, Subhash L. Shindé, Edward S. Piekos
    Pages 175-205
  6. Snežana Lazić, Rudolf Hey, Paulo V. Santos
    Pages 259-292
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 293-296

About this book

Introduction

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.

  • First book to cover phonon dispersion relations and phonon interactions at different length scales
  • Discusses both theory and measurements of phonon transport and its relevance to materials properties
  • Describes next- generation device designs from both the physics and the performance points of view
  • Explores the science underlying nanoelectronics and nanomechanics

Keywords

Ab Initio Thermal Transport Acoustic carrier transport, GaAs nanowires Dimensionality Dependence of Phonons Dimensionality Dependence of Phonons, theoretical Nanoelectronics systems phonons Nanomechanical systems phonons Nanophononics Phonon Transport, Bulk solids, theory Phonon Transport, nanotructured solids, theory Phonon interactions Phonon lasers Phonon lifetimes, first-principles determination Phonon scattering mechanisms Phonon transport Phonon transport, nanotructed solids Phonons in bulk Phonons in low-dimensional systems Phonons, bulk systems Phonons, low-dimensional systems SASER Semiconductor superlattice sasers, terahertz Symmetry Dependence of Phonons Symmetry Dependence of Phonons, theoretical Time-resolved phonon spectroscopy, nano Ultra-fast phonon dynamics mean free paths phonon transport, nano thermal conductivities, crystalline materials thermal phonons and interfaces

Editors and affiliations

  • Subhash L. Shindé
    • 1
  • Gyaneshwar P. Srivastava
    • 2
  1. 1.Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.School of PhysicsUniversity of ExeterExeterUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8651-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8650-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8651-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0303-4216
  • Series Online ISSN 1437-0859
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