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Zernike seminar: Prof. L. Colombo "Anomalous Thermal Conductivity in Double Perovskite Cs2NaYbCl6"

When:Tu 07-05-2024 10:00 - 11:00
Where:EAE 5159.0062

Anomalous thermal transport of Cs2NaYbCl6 double-halide perovskite above room temperature is reported and rationalized. Calculations of phonon dispersion relations and scattering rates up to the fourth order in lattice anharmonicity have been conducted to determine their effective dependence on temperature. These findings show that specific phonon group velocities and lifetimes increase if the temperature is raised above 500 K. This, in combination with anharmonicity, provides the microscopic mechanism responsible for the increase in lattice thermal conductivity at high temperatures, contrary to the predictions of phonon transport theories based on solely cubic anharmonicity. The model accurately and quantitatively reproduces the experimental thermal conductivity data as a function of temperature.