F. Zhou, Persson, A., Samuelson, L., Linke, H., and Shi, L., “Thermal Resistance of a Nanoscale Point Contact to an Indium Arsenide Nanowire",” Applied Physics Letters 99, vol. 99, pp. 063110, 2011.
The thermal resistance of a nanoscale point contact to an indium arsenide nanowire was experimentally determined to be two orders of magnitude larger than the theoretical prediction based on the diffuse mismatch model for a welded contact. The discrepancy is attributed mainly to a much smaller phonontransmission coefficient for the weak van der Waals contact than for a welded contact. The experiment further suggests the need of careful examination of the structure and defects in the nanowire sample for similar thermal transport measurements of individual nanowires.