Investigation of the Non-Equilibrium Distribution Function of Acoustic Phonons and Thermal Conductivity of Very Thin Ge Layers

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Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 68)


Heat conduction by phonons in bulk semiconductors [1,2] has been investigated extensively in the past. These investigations imply that the lattice thermal conductivity of a semiconductor is mainly limited by the interaction of the phonons with crystal boundaries, lattice defects, electrons and phonons (N-and U- three phonon processes [3]).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Vass
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für ExperimentalphysikUniversität InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

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