Interfacial thermal conductance in multilayer graphene/phosphorene heterostructure

Ying Yan Zhang, Qing Xiang Pei, Yiu Wing Mai, Siu Kai Lai

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� 2016 IOP Publishing Ltd. Vertical integration of 2D materials has recently appeared as an effective method for the design of novel nano-scale devices. Using non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations, we study the interfacial thermal transport property of graphene/phosphorene heterostructures where phosphorene is sandwiched in between graphene. Various modulation techniques are thoroughly explored. We found that the interfacial thermal conductance at the interface of graphene and phosphorene can be enhanced significantly by using vacancy defects, hydrogenation and cross-plane compressive strain. By contrast, the reduction in the interfacial thermal conductance can be achieved by using cross-plane tensile strain. Our results provide important guidelines for manipulating the thermal transport in graphene/phosphorene based-nano-devices.
Original languageEnglish
Article number465301
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Issue number46
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2016


  • defects
  • graphene/phosphorene heterostructures
  • interfacial thermal conductance
  • molecular dynamics simulations
  • strain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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