We explore nonlocal effects in radially-symmetric heat transport in silicon thin layers and in graphene sheets. In contrast to one-dimensional perturbations, which may be well described by means of the Fourier law with a suitable effective thermal conductivity, two-dimensional radial situations may exhibit a more complicated behavior, not reducible to an effective Fourier law. In particular, it is predicted a hump in the temperature profile for radial distances shorter than the mean-free path of heat carriers. This hump is forbidden by the local-equilibrium theory, but it is allowed in more general thermodynamic theories, and therefore it may have a special interest regarding the formulation of the second law in ballistic heat transport.
|Titolo:||Nonlocal effects in radial heat transport in silicon thin layers and graphene sheets|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1.1 Articolo su rivista con DOI|