Print Email Facebook Twitter Temperature relaxation at the Kapitza-boundary-resistance paradox Title Temperature relaxation at the Kapitza-boundary-resistance paradox Author Maassen van den Brink, A. Dekker, H. TNO Fysisch en Elektronisch Laboratorium Publication year 1995 Abstract The calculation of the Kapitza boundary resistance between dissimilar harmonic solids has for a long time [W. A. Little, Can. J. Phys. 37, 334 (1959)] presented a paradox: this resistance erroneously tends to a finite value in the limit of identical solids. We resolve this paradox by calculating temperature differences in the final heat-transporting state, rather than with respect to the initial state of local equilibrium. For a one-dimensional model we thus derive an exact, paradox-free formula for the boundary resistance. The analogy to ballistic electron transport is explained Subject Physics To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:263af3a4-633a-469d-b81f-4284e4d32a68 TNO identifier 94814 Source Physical Review B, 51 (24), 17842-17847 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.