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Quantized thermal conductance: measurements in nanostructures

Schwab, K. and Fon, W. and Henriksen, E. and Worlock, J. M. and Roukes, M. L. (2000) Quantized thermal conductance: measurements in nanostructures. Physica B, 280 (1-4). pp. 458-459. ISSN 0921-4526. doi:10.1016/S0921-4526(99)01835-9.

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We are performing experiments to probe directly the thermal conductance of suspended nanostructures with lateral dimensions ≈100 nm. It has been recently predicted that at low temperatures, thermal conductance in such a structure approaches a universal value of π^2k_B^2T/3h for each massless, ballistic phonon channel, independent of material characteristics. We have developed ultra-sensitive, low dissipation DC-SQUID-based noise thermometry, and extreme isolation from the electronic environment in order to perform this measurement at temperatures below 70 mK.

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Additional Information:© 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. Available online 5 April 2000. This work is supported by the NSF through grant DMR-9705411 and DARPA ETO/MEMS through grant DABT 63-98-1-0012.
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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)DABT 63-98-1-0012
Subject Keywords:Mesoscopic transport; Nanostructures; Quantized thermal conductance
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Official Citation:K Schwab, W Fon, E Henriksen, J.M Worlock, M.L Roukes, Quantized thermal conductance: measurements in nanostructures, Physica B: Condensed Matter, Volume 280, Issues 1–4, 11 May 2000, Pages 458-459, ISSN 0921-4526, (
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