Thermal conductivity of free-standing silicon nanowire using Raman spectroscopy

26 Feb 2020  ·  Sahoo Sandhyarani, Mallik Sameer Kumar, Sahu Mousam Charan, Joseph Anjana, Rout Bibhudutta, Pradhan Gopal K., Sahoo Satyaprakash ·

Low dimensional systems, nanowires, in particular, have exhibited excellent optical and electronic properties. Understanding the thermal properties in semiconductor nanowires is very important for their applications in their electronic devices... In the present study, the thermal conductivity of a freestanding silicon nanowire (NW) is estimated employing the Raman spectroscopy. The advantage of this technique is that the light source (laser) can be used both as heating and excitation source. The variations of the first-order Raman peak position of the freestanding silicon NW with respect to temperature and laser power are carried out. A critical analysis of effective laser power absorbed by exposed silicon NW, the detailed Raman study along with the concept of longitudinal heat distribution in silicon NW, the thermal conductivity of the freestanding silicon NW of 112 nm diameter is estimated to be ~53 W/m.K. read more

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