3 years ago

Lattice thermal conductivity of graphene nanostructures.

F. Dominguez-Adame, A. V. Malyshev, M. Saiz-Bretin, R. A. Roemer, D. Quigley

Non-equilibrium molecular dynamics is used to investigate the heat current due to the atomic lattice vibrations in graphene nanoribbons and nanorings under a thermal gradient. We consider a wide range of temperature, nanoribbon widths up to 6nm and the effect of moderate edge disorder. We find that narrow graphene nanorings can efficiently suppress the lattice thermal conductivity at low temperatures (~100K), as compared to nanoribbons of the same width. Remarkably, rough edges do not appear to have a large impact on lattice energy transport through graphene nanorings while nanoribbons seem more affected by imperfections. Furthermore, we demonstrate that the effects of hydrogen-saturated edges can be neglected in these graphene nanostructures.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1711.01561

DOI: arXiv:1711.01561v1

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