OYO BUTURI
Vol.88
No.3
2019
3
20193883189
OYO BUTURI Vol.88 No.3 (2019)
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Novel thermal controllability and designability of thermal transport at the nanoscale

Junichiro SHIOMI1

Over the last decade, there has been great progress in research to control thermal-phonon transport by nanostructures, and the field of "phonon engineering" is attracting a lot of attention. In this review, I describe recent advances in inhibiting the thermal transport of crystal materials, which are potentially useful for various applications such as thermolectrics. Some on-going developments in the field are discussed: investigations of the ultimate boundary scattering of phonon particles, new strategies to modulate the propagation of phonon waves, and the optimal design of nanostructures using materials informatics.

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