Resonant supercollisions and electron-phonon heat transfer in graphene

K. S. Tikhonov, I. V. Gornyi, V. Y. Kachorovskii, A. D. Mirlin

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We study the effects of strong impurities on heat transfer in a coupled electron-phonon system in disordered graphene. A detailed analysis of the electron-phonon heat exchange assisted by such an impurity through the "resonant supercollision" mechanism is presented. We further explore the local modification of heat transfer in a weakly disordered graphene due to a resonant scatterer and determine spatial profiles of the phonon and electron temperature around the scatterer under electrical driving. Our results are consistent with recent experimental findings on imaging resonant dissipation from individual atomic defects.

Original languageEnglish
Article number085415
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 2018
Externally publishedYes


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