Transport in opal structures

J. O. Sofo, G. D. Mahan

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Opals are structures composed of the closed packing of spheres in the size range of nano-to-micro meter. They are sintered to have small necks at the points of contact. We have solved the diffusion problem in such structures. The results make possible the calculation of the change in the thermal and electrical conductivity of opal structures, compared to the neck size and mean-free path of the excitations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)626-629
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Conference on Thermoelectrics, ICT, Proceedings
StatePublished - 1999
Event18th International Conference on Thermoelectrics (ICT'99) - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: Aug 29 1999Sep 2 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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