Thermal transport at (001) twist grain boundaries in UO2

B. Deng, A. Chernatynskiy, S. B. Sinnott, S. R. Phillpot

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We use phonon wave-packet dynamics to study the phonon transmission at UO2 twist grain boundaries as a function of phonon frequency, mode and incident angle. We find that grain boundaries with more disordered structures show stronger phonon transmission than more ordered grain boundaries. The transmission coefficients are used to calculate the grain boundary thermal conductance at elevated temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-173
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • General Materials Science
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering


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