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Title: Photonic thermal conduction by infrared plasmonic resonators in semiconductor nanowires

Abstract

Photons typically do not contribute to thermal transport within a solid due to their low energy density and tendency to be absorbed quickly. In this article, we propose a practical material system—infrared plasmonic resonators embedded in a semiconductor nanowire—that leverages near-field electromagnetic coupling to achieve photonic thermal transport comparable to the electronic and phononic contributions. We analytically show photonic thermal conductivities up to about 1 W m -1 K -1 for 10 nm diameter Si and InAs nanowires containing repeated resonators at 500 K. Finally, the nanowire system outperforms plasmonic particles in isotropic environments and presents a pathway for photonic thermal transport to exceed that of phonons and electrons.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States)
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Research Org.:
Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1594784
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1508882
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0018369; DGE-165004; CBET-1510934
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Applied Physics Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 114; Journal Issue: 16; Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6951
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; thermal transport; thermal conductivity; nanomaterials; plasmonics; absorption spectroscopy; phonons; semiconductor nanostructures; nanowires

Citation Formats

Tervo, Eric J., Gustafson, Michael E., Zhang, Zhuomin M., Cola, Baratunde A., and Filler, Michael A. Photonic thermal conduction by infrared plasmonic resonators in semiconductor nanowires. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1063/1.5093309.
Tervo, Eric J., Gustafson, Michael E., Zhang, Zhuomin M., Cola, Baratunde A., & Filler, Michael A. Photonic thermal conduction by infrared plasmonic resonators in semiconductor nanowires. United States. doi:10.1063/1.5093309.
Tervo, Eric J., Gustafson, Michael E., Zhang, Zhuomin M., Cola, Baratunde A., and Filler, Michael A. Thu . "Photonic thermal conduction by infrared plasmonic resonators in semiconductor nanowires". United States. doi:10.1063/1.5093309.
@article{osti_1594784,
title = {Photonic thermal conduction by infrared plasmonic resonators in semiconductor nanowires},
author = {Tervo, Eric J. and Gustafson, Michael E. and Zhang, Zhuomin M. and Cola, Baratunde A. and Filler, Michael A.},
abstractNote = {Photons typically do not contribute to thermal transport within a solid due to their low energy density and tendency to be absorbed quickly. In this article, we propose a practical material system—infrared plasmonic resonators embedded in a semiconductor nanowire—that leverages near-field electromagnetic coupling to achieve photonic thermal transport comparable to the electronic and phononic contributions. We analytically show photonic thermal conductivities up to about 1 W m-1 K-1 for 10 nm diameter Si and InAs nanowires containing repeated resonators at 500 K. Finally, the nanowire system outperforms plasmonic particles in isotropic environments and presents a pathway for photonic thermal transport to exceed that of phonons and electrons.},
doi = {10.1063/1.5093309},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
number = 16,
volume = 114,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {4}
}

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