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It has been nearly thirty years because the booklet of a ebook that's totally devoted to the speculation, description, characterization and size of the thermal conductivity of solids. the hot discovery of recent fabrics which own extra advanced crystal constructions and hence extra advanced phonon scattering mechanisms have introduced leading edge demanding situations to the idea and experimental realizing of those new fabrics. With the advance of latest and novel reliable fabrics and new dimension strategies, this ebook will function a present and huge source to the subsequent iteration researchers within the box of thermal conductivity. This ebook is a worthwhile source for learn teams and distinctive subject matters classes (8-10 students), for 1st or 2d 12 months graduate point classes in Thermal homes of Solids, designated themes classes in Thermal Conductivity, Superconductors and Magnetic fabrics, and to researchers in Thermoelectrics, Thermal Barrier fabrics and sturdy country Physics.

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A strain ¢eld modatoms with mass mi; and m i¢cation to Eq. 59 The phonon-boundary scattering rate is independent of phonon frequency and temperature and can be written as BÀ1 ¼ =d; Sec. 3  ELECTRONIC THERMAL CONDUCTION 15 where d is the sample size for a single crystal or the grain size for a polycrystalline sample. 60 The corresponding relaxation rates are r4 3 ! 2 ð72Þ 2 B2D ! ; 2 ð73Þ À1 / ND Core and À1 / ND Str where ND is the number of dislocation lines per unit area, r is the core radius, and BD is the Burgers vector of the dislocation.

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