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Title: Perspective: Thermal and thermoelectric transport in molecular junctions

Abstract

With the advent of molecular electronics, tremendous attention has been paid towards understanding the structure-function relationship of molecular junctions. Understanding how heat is transported, dissipated, and converted into electricity in molecular junctions is of great importance for designing thermally robust molecular circuits and high-performance energy conversion devices. Further, the study of thermal and thermoelectric phenomena in molecular junctions provides novel insights into the limits of applicability of classical laws. Here in this paper, we present a review of the computational and experimental progress made in probing thermoelectric effects, thermal conduction, heat dissipation, and local heating/cooling in self-assembled monolayer and single molecule junctions. Finally, we also discuss some outstanding challenges and potential future directions.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States). Department of Mechanical Engineering
  2. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States). Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Materials Science and Engineering
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Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States). Department of Mechanical Engineering
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1465940
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OSTI ID: 1349357
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0004871
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Chemical Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 146; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 0021-9606
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS

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Cui, Longji, Miao, Ruijiao, Jiang, Chang, Meyhofer, Edgar, and Reddy, Pramod. Perspective: Thermal and thermoelectric transport in molecular junctions. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4976982.
Cui, Longji, Miao, Ruijiao, Jiang, Chang, Meyhofer, Edgar, & Reddy, Pramod. Perspective: Thermal and thermoelectric transport in molecular junctions. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4976982.
Cui, Longji, Miao, Ruijiao, Jiang, Chang, Meyhofer, Edgar, and Reddy, Pramod. Wed . "Perspective: Thermal and thermoelectric transport in molecular junctions". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4976982. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1465940.
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title = {Perspective: Thermal and thermoelectric transport in molecular junctions},
author = {Cui, Longji and Miao, Ruijiao and Jiang, Chang and Meyhofer, Edgar and Reddy, Pramod},
abstractNote = {With the advent of molecular electronics, tremendous attention has been paid towards understanding the structure-function relationship of molecular junctions. Understanding how heat is transported, dissipated, and converted into electricity in molecular junctions is of great importance for designing thermally robust molecular circuits and high-performance energy conversion devices. Further, the study of thermal and thermoelectric phenomena in molecular junctions provides novel insights into the limits of applicability of classical laws. Here in this paper, we present a review of the computational and experimental progress made in probing thermoelectric effects, thermal conduction, heat dissipation, and local heating/cooling in self-assembled monolayer and single molecule junctions. Finally, we also discuss some outstanding challenges and potential future directions.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4976982},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Physics},
number = 9,
volume = 146,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {3}
}

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