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Roberts, Nicholas
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, August 2010

Research Information

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, August 2010


Ph.D. Dissertation
Thermal Rectification in Nanostructured Boundaries and Interfaces

Ph.D. Advisor

Greg Walker

Ph.D. Committee
Deyu Li
Clare McCabe
Robert Pitz
Alvin Strauss


Selected Publications

A review of thermal rectification observations and models in solid materials. Roberts, NA; Walker, DG, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THERMAL SCIENCES, 50, 648-662 , (2011)

Convective Performance of Nanofluids in Commercial Electronics Cooling Systems. Roberts, NA; Walker, DG, APPLIED THERMAL ENGINEERING, 30, 2499-2504 , (2010)

Phonon wave-packet simulations of Ar/Kr interfaces for thermal rectification. Roberts, NA; Walker, DG, JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 108, 123515 , (2010)

Molecular dynamics simulation of thermal conductivity of nanocrystalline composite films. Roberts, NA; Walker, DG; Li, DY, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER, 52, 2002-2008 , (2009)

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