Thermal Conductivity

Theory, Properties, and Applications

  • Terry M. Tritt

Part of the Physics of Solids and Liquids book series (PSLI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Overview of Thermal Conductivity in Solid Materials

    1. Jihui Yang
      Pages 1-20
    2. Ctirad Uher
      Pages 21-91
    3. Vladimir Murashov, Mary Anne White
      Pages 93-104
    4. G. S. Nolas, H. J. Goldsmid
      Pages 105-121
    5. G. S. Nolas, J. Yang, H. J. Goldsmid
      Pages 123-152
    6. G. D. Mahan
      Pages 153-165
  3. Measurement Techniques

  4. Thermal Properties and Applications of Emerging Materials

    1. Rong Sun, Mary Anne White
      Pages 239-254
    2. A. L. Pope, Terry M. Tritt
      Pages 255-259
    3. T. Savage, A. M. Rao
      Pages 261-284
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 285-290

About this book


It has been almost thirty years since the publication of a book that is entirely dedicated to the theory, description, characterization and measurement of the thermal conductivity of solids. The recent discovery of new materials which possess more complicated crystal structures and thus more complicated phonon scattering mechanisms have brought innovative challenges to the theory and experimental understanding of these new materials.

With the development of new and novel solid materials and new measurement techniques, this book will serve as a current and extensive resource to the next generation researchers in the field of thermal conductivity.

Professor Terry M. Tritt is considered a prominent researcher in the field of thermoelectric materials, in which he has worked over the last decade. Understanding the theoretical and experimental aspects of thermal conduction in new materials is the key to developing the next generation thermoelectric materials. Professor Tritt has edited seven books, authored several review articles, and over 120 scientific publications in his career.

Terry M. Tritt, is Professor of Physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University, South Carolina.


crystal crystal structure magnetic material nanocomposite nanomaterial quasicrystal scattering semiconductor solid-state physics Superconductor thin films

Editors and affiliations

  • Terry M. Tritt
    • 1
  1. 1.Clemson UniversityClemson

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-48327-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-26017-4
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