x
Loading
+ -

University of Basel

19 July 2019

Better thermal conductivity by adjusting the arrangement of atoms

Two layers of gallium phosphide twisted 60 degrees against each other. (Picture: Department of Physics, University of Basel)
Two layers of gallium phosphide twisted 60 degrees against each other. (Picture: Department of Physics, University of Basel)

Adjusting the thermal conductivity of materials is one of the challenges nanoscience is currently facing. Together with colleagues from the Netherlands and Spain, researchers from the University of Basel have shown that the atomic vibrations that determine heat generation in nanowires can be controlled through the arrangement of atoms alone. The scientists will publish the results shortly in the journal Nano Letters.

Thematic focus
To top