Phonon transmission via a three-terminal junction in low dimensional wave-guides

M. Belhadi, A. Khater, J. Hardy, K. Maschke

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Coherent phonon scattering and transmission via a three-terminal junction in low-dimensional structures is investigated. The model system consists of two-dimensional crystalline wave-guides, constructed of double atomic chains that are joined together by a nanostructured T-shaped junction. The matching method theoretical approach is used to study the dynamics of the system. A calculation is presented for the coherent reflection and transmission scattering probabilities of the system phonons, as elements of a Landauer type scattering matrix. The scattering and transmission spectra via the T-shaped junction are analyzed as a function of the incident frequency per propagating mode of the perfect wave-guides. Our results show that the junction is an effective phonon splitter and suggest that its characteristics may be controlled by varying its nanometric parameters. Asymmetric Fano-like resonances are observed in the spectra which result from the coherent coupling between the localized modes of the T-shaped junction and the propagating modes of the wave-guides.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-190
Number of pages6
JournalEPJ Applied Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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