Diffusion and transport coefficients in synthetic opals

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Abstract

Opals are structures composed of close-packed spheres in the size range of nano to micrometers. They are sintered to create small necks at the points of contact. We have solved the diffusion problem in such structures. The relation between the diffusion coefficient and the thermal and electrical conductivity is used to estimate the transport coefficients of opal structures as a function of the neck size and the mean free path of the carriers. The theory presented is also applicable to the diffusion problem in other periodic structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2780-2785
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume62
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

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diffusion coefficient
transport properties
mean free path
micrometers
thermal conductivity
Periodic structures
electrical resistivity
Thermal conductivity
estimates
Electric Conductivity

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Diffusion and transport coefficients in synthetic opals. / Sofo, Jorge Osvaldo; Mahan, G.

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