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October 2015

Anisotropic in-plane thermal conductivity of black phosphorus

Scientific Achievement

Users of the Molecular Foundry discovered a factor of two difference in thermal conductivity along the zigzag and armchair directions in few-layer black phosphorous (BP).

Significance and Impact

Such anisotropy could boost energy-efficient transistor and thermoelectric device design.

Research Details

S Lee, F Yang, J Suh, SYang, Y Lee, G Li, HS Choe, A Suslu, Y Chen, C Ko, J Park, K Liu, J Li, K Hippalgaonkar, J Urban, S Tongay & J Wu. Nature Comms., 6, 8573 (2015)