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The objective of this work is to study thermal transport in bulk, nano-structured, and two-dimensional semiconductors, and metals. While phonons (i.e., atomic vibrations) dominate the thermal transport in crystalline semiconductors, electrons are the major thermal and charge carriers in metals.
Jain, Ankit, "Thermal Transport in Semiconductors and Metals from First-Principles" (2015). Dissertations. 621.