Volume 47, Number 2, July II 1999
|Page(s)||208 - 212|
|Section||Condensed matter: structure, mechanical and thermal properties|
|Published online||01 September 2002|
Thermal conduction through a molecule
Department of Physics, Bilkent University - Bilkent 06533, Ankara, Turkey
Accepted: 3 May 1999
The quantum features of phononic thermal conduction through a molecule between two reservoirs have been studied in the weak-coupling limit. As opposed to ballistic heat transfer through a uniform bridge or atomic chain strongly coupled to reservoirs investigated earlier, thermal conductance in the present case shows a nonlinear temperature dependence that is sensitive to the mode frequencies of the molecule.
PACS: 63.22.+m – Phonons in low-dimensional structures and small particles / 44.10.+i – Heat conduction / 61.46.+w – Clusters, nanoparticles, and nanocrystalline materials
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