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Thermal transport

Harmony with superatoms

The thermal conductivities of superatom crystals have significant contributions from extended phonon states and show a remarkable temperature dependence due to orientational ordering.

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Figure 1: Schematic description of thermal transport in nanostructured materials.

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Cui, L., Meyhofer, E. & Reddy, P. Harmony with superatoms. Nature Mater 16, 10–11 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nmat4830

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