Graphene Meets Heat Waves

MARVEL researchers in the group of Nicola Marzari at EPFL have shed new light on the fundamental mechanisms of heat dissipation in graphene and other two-dimensional materials. They have shown that heat can propagate as a wave over very long distances. This is key information for engineering the electronics of tomorrow.

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Reference

Andrea Cepellotti, Giorgia Fugallo, Lorenzo Paulatto, Michele Lazzeri, Francesco Mauri, and Nicola Marzari, Phonon hydrodynamics in two-dimensional materials, Nature Communication 6, 6400 (2015), doi: 10.1038/ncomms7400.