Molecular Dynamics Thermal Conductivity Computation of a Quantum Cascade Laser Diode Super-LatticeUtah Space Grant Consortium
LocationHill Aerospace Museum, Theater
Start Date5-6-2014 1:54 PM
DescriptionThis paper reports work in which molecular dynamics are used to simulate a single cascade of a quantum cascade laser diode with the intent of computing the effective thermal conductivity in the cross-plane direction. The Tersoff potential is used with coefﬁcients found from the literature for inter-atomic forces, and the Green-Kubo relation is used to compute the conductivity from the integral of the system heat ﬂux autocorrelation. The computed conductivity lies in the same range as measurements found in the literature.
Citation InformationKyle Horne, Thomas Antoni, Sebastian Volz, Mathieu Carras, et al.. "Molecular Dynamics Thermal Conductivity Computation of a Quantum Cascade Laser Diode Super-Lattice" (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/heng-ban/30/