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Chin. Phys. B, 2017, Vol. 26(11): 116503    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/26/11/116503

Thermal transport in twisted few-layer graphene

Min-Hua Wang(王敏华), Yue-E Xie(谢月娥), Yuan-Ping Chen(陈元平)
Laboratory for Quantum Engineering and Micro-Nano Energy Technology, Xiangtan University, Xiangtan 411105, China

Twisted graphene possesses unique electronic properties and applications, which have been studied extensively. Recently, the phonon properties of twisted graphene have received a great deal of attention. To the best of our knowledge, thermal transports in twisted graphene have been investigated little to date. Here, we study perpendicular and parallel transports in twisted few-layer graphene (T-FLG). It is found that perpendicular and parallel transports are both sensitive to the rotation angle θ between layers. When θ increases from 0° to 60°, perpendicular thermal conductivity κ first decreases and then increases, and the transition angle is θ=30°. For the parallel transport, the relation between thermal conductivity κ|| and θ is complicated, because intra-layer thermal transport is more sensitive to the edge of layer than their stacking forms. However, the dependence of interlayer scattering on θ is similar to that of κ. In addition, the effect of layer number on the thermal transport is discussed. Our results may provide references for designing the devices of thermal insulation and thermal management based on graphene.

Keywords:  twisted graphene      thermal transport      rotation angle      thermal conductivity  
Received:  07 May 2017      Revised:  23 July 2017      Accepted manuscript online: 
PACS:  63.22.Rc (Phonons in graphene) (Phonon-phonon interactions)  
  74.25.fc (Electric and thermal conductivity)  
  65.80.Ck (Thermal properties of graphene)  

Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 51376005 and 11474243).

Corresponding Authors:  Yuan-Ping Chen     E-mail:

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Min-Hua Wang(王敏华), Yue-E Xie(谢月娥), Yuan-Ping Chen(陈元平) Thermal transport in twisted few-layer graphene 2017 Chin. Phys. B 26 116503

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