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Title: Phonon Spectrum Engineering in Rolled-up Micro- and Nano-Architectures

We report on a possibility of efficient engineering of the acoustic phonon energy spectrum in multishell tubular structures produced by a novel high-tech method of self-organization of micro- and nano-architectures. The strain-driven roll-up procedure paved the way for novel classes of metamaterials such as single semiconductor radial micro- and nano-crystals and multi-layer spiral micro- and nano-superlattices. The acoustic phonon dispersion is determined by solving the equations of elastodynamics for InAs and GaAs material systems. It is shown that the number of shells is an important control parameter of the phonon dispersion together with the structure dimensions and acoustic impedance mismatch between the superlattice layers. The obtained results suggest that rolled up nano-architectures are promising for thermoelectric applications owing to a possibility of significant reduction of the thermal conductivity without degradation of the electronic transport.
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Inst. for Integrative Nanosciences (IIN), Dresden (Germany)
  2. Univ. of California, Riverside, CA (United States)
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Journal Name:
Applied Sciences
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 5; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 2076-3417
Research Org:
Univ. of California, Riverside, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; multishell tubular structures; rolled-up micro- and nano-architectures; acoustic phonon energy spectrum