An inverse problem in estimating the relaxation time for nanoscale phonon radiative transfer problem

Cheng Hung Huang, Kuan Yu Chen, Sin Kim

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Abstract

An inverse nanoscale phonon radiative transfer problem is solved in this study by using conjugate gradient method (CGM) to estimate the unknown frequency- and temperature-dependent relaxation time, based on the simulated phonon intensity measurements. The CGM in dealing with the present integro-differential governing equations is not as straightforward as for the normal differential equations; special treatments are needed to overcome the difficulties. Results obtained in this inverse analysis will be justified based on the numerical experiments where two different unknown distributions of relaxation time are to be estimated. Finally, it is shown that the reliable frequency and temperature-dependent relaxation time can be obtained with CGM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-25
Number of pages25
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Volume73
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Engineering(all)
  • Applied Mathematics

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