Calculations of anharmonic phonon relaxation times
Anharmonic phonon relaxation times in Ge are calculated using (i) an isotropic continuum model, and (ii) a dispersive model. A complete spectrum of calculated results is presented. Frequency-averaged values for normal- and umklapp-three-phonon relaxation times are also calculated. A comparison is made between our findings and some earlier works, and disagreements are discussed. The results are applied in calculating some results in the theory of lattice thermal conductivity.
Volume 96, 2022
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