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Project Duration: 2002-2005

Professor Balandin is a UCR team member of the CNID: UCSB-UCR-UCLA. CNID projects are led by Professor Robert Haddon (UCR), Professor David Awschalom (UCSB) and Professor Eli Yablonovitch (UCLA).

The role of the Nano-Device Laboratory in the UCR activities conducted under this project is to carry out theoretical and computer simulation research of phonon spectrum in nanostructures, and investigate a possibility of tuning the phonon spectrum in a desired way. A control of phonon spectrum in nanostructures via proper selection of structure size, geometry, acoustic impedance mismatch and boundary conditions offers a great potential in nanodevice applications. The tuning of the phonon spectrum in a desired way may result in carrier-phonon scattering rate suppression, long coherence times for electron spins, modification of lattice thermal conductivity, etc. [1-3].

Relevant Publications:

[1]. A.A. Balandin and K.L. Wang,
Phys. Rev. B, 58, 1544 (1998).
[2]. O.L. Lazarenkova and A.A. Balandin,
Phys. Rev. B, 66, 245319 (2002).
[3]. A.A. Balandin and O.L. Lazarenkova,
Appl. Phys. Lett., 82, 415 (2003).

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