Thermomass two step model and general heat conduction law for metals

Hai Dong Wang, Zeng Yuan Guo

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Based on Einstein's mass-energy relation, the thermomass model reveals the essence of the heat transfer process and therefore has a great potential in engineering applications. The thermomass model and general heat conduction law for dielectrics have been fully developed. In metals, the electrons are the main energy carriers and the non-equilibrium heat conduction between electrons and lattices is dominant in ultra-short time scale. The equilibrium thermomass model needs to be modified. In this paper, a thermomass two step model has been proposed and a general heat conduction law has been established accordingly, which builds the theoretical foundation of the experimental study of ultra-fast heat conduction mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)738-741
Number of pages4
JournalKung Cheng Je Wu Li Hsueh Pao/Journal of Engineering Thermophysics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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