Thermal conductance through molecular wires

Dvira Segal*, Abraham Nitzan, Peter Hänggi

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The heat conduction properties of molecular chains connecting two thermal reservoirs were investigated theoretically and numerically, focusing on saturated alkane chains as a primary example. It was found that heat conduction in relatively short chain was dominated by harmonic interactions. The dependence of heat conduction on molecular length varied with temperature and reflected the different localization properties of different molecular spectral regimes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6840-6855
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number13
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2003


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