In this work, we adapt the phonon Boltzmann transport equation under the relaxation time approximation to a broad range of SiGe nanocomposites. Our results show thermal transport in SiGe nanocomposites and nanowires is reduced significantly below their bulk alloy counterparts.
Citation: Upadhyaya M, Aksamija Z. Phonon Transport in SiGe-Based Nanocomposites and Nanowires for Thermoelectric Applications. MRS Online Proceedings Library Archive. 2015;1735.