03.03.22 - Towards phonon engineering at the nanoscale: material design and innovative experimental techniques

Ilaria Zardo (University of Basel, Switzerland)

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The recently growing research field called “Nanophononics” deals with the investigation and control of vibrations in solids at the nanoscale. Phonon engineering leads to a controlled modification of phonon dispersion, phonon interactions, and transport.1,2 However, engineering and probing phonons and phonon transport at the nanoscale is a non-trivial problem.

In this talk, we discuss how phononic properties can be engineered in nanowires 3 and the challenges and progresses in the measurement of the thermal conductivity of nanostructures and low dimensional systems.4


1 M. Maldovan, Nature 503, 209 (2013)

2 S. Voltz et al., Eur. Phys. J. B 89, 15 (2016)

3 M. De Luca et al. Nano Lett. 19, 4702 (2019)

4 D. Vakulov et al. Nano Lett. 20, 2703-2709 (2020)