Saikat to present cubic-BN work at Fall MRS meeting

posted Nov 7, 2013, 12:27 PM by Derek Stewart
Saikat Mukhopadhyay (post-doc in the dft4nano group) will be giving a talk at the Fall MRS meeting on our recent work looking at the thermal conductivity in cubic boron nitride under pressure.  Although c-BN is similar to diamond in terms of crystal structure, lattice constant, and hardness, the presence of polar bonds leads to some important changes in the phonon dispersion that could affect thermal conductivity.