EU Regional School - Colombo Seminar
Prof. Dr. Colombo - Introduction to Nanoscale Thermal Transport
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