Interlayer heat transfer in bilayer carrier systems

Mika Prunnila (Corresponding Author), Sampo J. Laakso

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    We study theoretically how energy and heat are transferred between the two-dimensional layers of bilayer carrier systems due to the near-field interlayer carrier interaction. We derive the general expressions for interlayer heat transfer and thermal conductance. Approximation formulae and detailed calculations for semiconductor- and graphene-based bilayers are presented. Our calculations for GaAs, Si and graphene bilayers show that the interlayer heat transfer can exceed the electron–phonon heat transfer below the (system-dependent) finite crossover temperature. We show that disorder strongly enhances the interlayer heat transport and pushes the threshold toward higher temperatures.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number033043
    Number of pages12
    JournalNew Journal of Physics
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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