EU Regional School - Colombo Seminar

Location: AICES Seminar Room 115, 1st floor, Schinkelstr. 2, 52062 Aachen

Prof. Dr. Colombo - Introduction to Nanoscale Thermal Transport

Department of Physics

University Citadel


I will review the available theoretical schemes to predict the lattice thermal conductivity in a solid state material through atomistic simulations. Merits and limitations of each method will be critically addressed and discussed with reference to actual systems of current interest in nano-science/-technology. 

I will discuss thermal transport in graphene, here selected as the prototypical 2D material of paramount relevance to nanotechnology, In particular, I will address the following issues: (i) diverging vs. finite intrinsic thermal conductivity; (ii) suppression of thermal conductivity by defect engineering; (iii) thermal current rectification properties. 

Lecture Material I
Lecture Material II