Thermal Energy at the Nanoscale by Timothy S Fisher

Thermal Energy at the Nanoscale

byTimothy S Fisher

Kobo ebook | October 10, 2013

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These lecture notes provide a detailed treatment of the thermal energy storage and transport by conduction in natural and fabricated structures. Thermal energy in two carriers, i.e. phonons and electrons — are explored from first principles. For solid-state transport, a common Landauer framework is used for heat flow. Issues including the quantum of thermal conductance, ballistic interface resistance, and carrier scattering are elucidated. Bulk material properties, such as thermal and electrical conductivity, are derived from particle transport theories, and the effects of spatial confinement on these properties are established.


  • Lattice Structure, Phonons and Electrons
  • Carrier Statistics
  • Basic Thermal Properties
  • Landauer Transport Formalism
  • Carrier Scattering and Transmission
  • Appendix A: The Graphene ZA Branch
  • Appendix B: Electron and Phonon Contributions to Heat Conduction in Graphene

Readership: Students and professionals in physics and engineering.
Key Features:

  • Rigorous development of basic thermal physics principles that are also accessible to engineers
  • Use of graphene as the common example
  • Detailed treatment of interfacial transport, which often limits the applicability of nanomaterials
Title:Thermal Energy at the NanoscaleFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 10, 2013Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9814449806

ISBN - 13:9789814449809

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