Investigation of thermal conductivity of GaN by molecular dynamics

Takahiro Kawamura, Yoshihiro Kangawa, Koichi Kakimoto

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Thermal conductivity of GaN was investigated by molecular dynamics simulation. We used Stillinger-Weber potentials, and Green-Kubo's formula was employed to calculate thermal conductivity. The results showed that the thermal conductivity of GaN at 300 K was in the range of 310<λ<380W/mK, which is higher than the reported experimental values. We also investigated the temperature dependence of thermal conductivity in the temperature range of 300-1200 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-202
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 15 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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