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Nano-scale Heat Transfer in Nanostructures

Toward Understanding and Engineering Thermal Transport ​


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Thermal Engineering and Applied Science book sub series (BRIEFSTHERMAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Jihong Al-Ghalith, Traian Dumitrica
    Pages 1-15
  3. Jihong Al-Ghalith, Traian Dumitrica
    Pages 17-26
  4. Jihong Al-Ghalith, Traian Dumitrica
    Pages 27-40
  5. Jihong Al-Ghalith, Traian Dumitrica
    Pages 41-53
  6. Jihong Al-Ghalith, Traian Dumitrica
    Pages 55-78
  7. Jihong Al-Ghalith, Traian Dumitrica
    Pages 79-80

About this book


The book introduces modern atomistic techniques for predicting heat transfer in nanostructures and discusses the applications of these techniques on three modern topics. The study of heat transport in screw-dislocated nanowires with low thermal conductivities in their bulk form, which represent the knowledge base needed for engineering thermal transport in advanced thermoelectric and electronic materials and suggests new routes to lower thermal conductivity that could promote thermoelectricity. The study of high-temperature coating composite materials, which facilitates the understanding of the role played by composition and structural characterization, a problem difficult to approach by experiments. And the understanding of that the impact of deformations, such as bending and collapsing on thermal transport along carbon nanotubes, is important as carbon nanotubes, due to their exceptional thermal and mechanical properties, are excellent materials candidates in a variety of applications, including thermal interface materials, thermal switches and composite materials.

  • Presents atomistic numerical methods for nanoscale heat transfer from both scientific and engineering perspectives;
  • Reviews the most recent important literature in a clear presentation by world-class professionals;
  • Serves as an exceptional resource for students interested in modern heat transfer topics.


Nano-scale heat transfer thermal conduction nanotechnology molecular dynamics engineering thermal transport

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil, Environmental and Geo- EngineeringUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

About the authors

Traian Dumitrica is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Jihong Al-Ghalith is currently a Post-doctoral Associate in the department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering at the University of Minnesota. She obtained her PhD in 2017 in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota.

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