Print Email Facebook Twitter Two- and four-point Kapitza resistance between harmonic solids Title Two- and four-point Kapitza resistance between harmonic solids Author Maassen van den Brink, A. Dekker, H. TNO Fysisch en Elektronisch Laboratorium Publication year 1996 Abstract The calculation of the Kapitza boundary resistance between dissimilar harmonic solids has since long (Little [Can. J. Phys. 37 (1959) 334]) suffered from 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. We thus derive an exact, paradox-free formula for the boundary resistance. We compare the definition of local temperatures in terms of "nonequilibrium" energy densities with the (phase-sensitive) measurement of such a temperature by attaching a probe to the system, and find considerable agreement between the two. The analogy to ballistic electron transport is explained. Subject PhysicsKapitza resistanceHeat transportTemperature measurement To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:dd48a68a-4b89-4a89-b5e3-a7a951cc2525 TNO identifier 94881 Source Physica A, 226, 64-116 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.