Some Notes on Boltzmann and Landauer Phonon Thermal Transport at Nanoscale

Some Notes on Boltzmann and Landauer Phonon Thermal Transport at Nanoscale

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Author(s): Amelia Carolina Sparavigna

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DOI: 10.18483/ijSci.604 383 1073 24-27 Volume 3 - Dec 2014


To evaluate the phonon thermal transport at the nanoscale of nanotubes and nanowires we can use Boltzmann and Landauer approaches. The Boltzmann equation is coming from a semiclassical formulation, whereas the Landauer equation is based on ballistic models. Here we show, for teaching purposes, a simple manner of linking these two approaches using dimensional equations.


Nanotubes, Nanowires, Nanostructures, Phonons, Thermal Transport, Relaxation Time Approximation, Boltzmann Equation, Landauer Formula


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