chapter  4

Nanoscale Energy Transport

WithJafar Ghazanfarian, Zahra Shomali, Shiyun Xiong

Simulation of nanoscale heat transport is a vital and important tool for the purpose of optimum design of the future electronic nano-systems. In this chapter, we are to present the definition of various terms and new phenomena in nanoscale thermal transport, and different simulation methods for sub-microscale applications. Concretely, the topics of thermal transport in applications such as heat sinks, hard disks, Joule heating effects, low-dimensional materials, superlattices and microstructures, the metal-oxide semiconductor devices (MOS), the nano-structured carbon materials, carbon nanotubes, graphene and other two-dimensional sheets, solid gases, metal films, and troncoconical nanowires will be covered.