Room-temperature voltage tunable phonon thermal conductivity via reconfigurable interfaces in ferroelectric thin films

Jon F. Ihlefeld, Brian M. Foley, David A. Scrymgeour, Joseph R. Michael, Bonnie B. McKenzie, Douglas L. Medlin, Margeaux Wallace, Susan Trolier-Mckinstry, Patrick E. Hopkins

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Abstract

Dynamic control of thermal transport in solid-state systems is a transformative capability with the promise to propel technologies including phononic logic, thermal management, and energy harvesting. A solid-state solution to rapidly manipulate phonons has escaped the scientific community. We demonstrate active and reversible tuning of thermal conductivity by manipulating the nanoscale ferroelastic domain structure of a Pb(Zr0.3Ti0.7)O3 film with applied electric fields. With subsecond response times, the room-temperature thermal conductivity was modulated by 11%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1791-1795
Number of pages5
JournalNano letters
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 11 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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