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Phonon Transport Monte Carlo (MC)

Phonon Transport Monte Carlo (MC)

This work deals with establishing and testing a phonon transport simulator using the semi-classical MC method. The MC simulator uses a single-phonon approach rather than the typical multi-phonon approach largely available in the literature. Initial simulator results are verified using existing theoretical and experimental works in literature.


Phonon Transport - Hierarchical Nanostructures (MC)  

Phonon Transport - Hierarchical Nanostructures (MC)  

Hierarchical material nanostructuring is a very promising direction for high performance thermoelectric materials. Here in this work we investigate thermal transport in hierarchically nanostructured silicon. We consider the combined presence of nanocrystallinity and nanopores, arranged under both ordered and randomized conditions


Dr Neophytos Neophytou

Dr Laura de Sousa Oliveira

Dr Chathurangi Kumarsinghe

Dr Vassilios Vargiamidis

Samuel Foster

Dhritiman Chakraborty


Prof. Dario Narducci

Dr. Hossein Karamitaheri

Dr. Marisol Martín González

Prof. Giovanni Pennelli

Prof. Hans Kosina

Latest Publications

Vargiamidis et al. Phys. Rev. B 99, 045405, 2019. [pdf][link to PRB][arXiv]

Foster et al. Journal of Electronic Materials, 2018. [pdf][link to JEM][arXiv]

Beretta et al. Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, accepted, 2018. [link to Mat. Sci. and Eng.: R: Reports]

Chakraborty et al. Phys. Rev. B 98, 115435, 2018. [pdf][arXiv][link to PRB]

Vargiamidis et al. Phys. Status Solidi A, 1700997, 2018. [pdf][arXiv][link to pssa]

Foster et al. Phys. Rev. B, 96, 195425, 2017. [pdf][arXiv][link to PRB]