Optimizing thermal transport in graphene nanoribbon based on phonon resonance hybridization

X Wan and DK Ma and DK Pan and LN Yang and N Yang, MATERIALS TODAY PHYSICS, 20, 100445 (2021).

DOI: 10.1016/j.mtphys.2021.100445

As a critical way to modulate thermal transport in nanostructures, phonon resonance hybridization has become an issue of great concern in the field of phonon engineering. In this work, we optimized phonon transport across graphene nanoribbon and obtained minimized thermal conductance by means of designing nanopillared nanostructures based on resonance hybridization. Specifically, the optimization of thermal conductance was performed by the combination of atomic Green's function and Bayesian optimization. Interestingly, it is found that thermal conductance decreases non-monotonically with the increase of number for nanopillared structure, which is severed as the resonator and blocks phonon transport. Further mode-analysis and atomic Green's function calculations revealed that the anomalous tendency originates from decreased phonon transmission in a wide frequency range. Additionally, nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulations are performed to verify the results with the consideration of high-order phonon scattering. This finding provides novel insights into the control of phonon transport in nanostructures. (C) 2021 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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