Phonon Thermal Transport in Silicon-Based Nanomaterials

  • Hai-Peng Li
  • Rui-Qin Zhang

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Physics book series (SpringerBriefs in Physics)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Hai-Peng Li, Rui-Qin Zhang
    Pages 1-10
  3. Hai-Peng Li, Rui-Qin Zhang
    Pages 67-80
  4. Hai-Peng Li, Rui-Qin Zhang
    Pages 81-83
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 85-86

About this book


In this Brief, authors introduce the advance in theoretical and experimental techniques for determining the thermal conductivity in nanomaterials, and focus on review of their recent theoretical studies on the thermal properties of silicon–based nanomaterials, such as zero–dimensional silicon nanoclusters, one–dimensional silicon nanowires, and graphenelike two–dimensional silicene. The specific subject matters covered include: size effect of thermal stability and phonon thermal transport in spherical silicon nanoclusters, surface effects of phonon thermal transport in silicon nanowires, and defects effects of phonon thermal transport in silicene. The results obtained are supplemented by numerical calculations, presented as tables and figures. The potential applications of these findings in nanoelectrics and thermoelectric energy conversion are also discussed. In this regard, this Brief represents an authoritative, systematic, and detailed description of the current status of phonon thermal transport in silicon–based nanomaterials. This Brief should be a highly valuable reference for young scientists and postgraduate students active in the fields of nanoscale thermal transport and silicon-based nanomaterials.


Phonon Thermal conductivity Thermal stability Silicon nanoclusters Silicon nanowires Silicene Size effect Surface effect Vacancy defects Isotope doping

Authors and affiliations

  • Hai-Peng Li
    • 1
  • Rui-Qin Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Physical Science and TechnologyChina University of Mining and TechnologyXuzhouChina
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsCity University of Hong KongHong KongChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-2636-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-2637-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5423
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5431
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