16. Introduction to Microscale Heat Conduction

  1. David W. Hahn and
  2. M. Necati Özişik

Published Online: 28 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118411285.ch16

Heat Conduction, Third Edition

Heat Conduction, Third Edition

How to Cite

Hahn, D. W. and Özişik, M. N. (2012) Introduction to Microscale Heat Conduction, in Heat Conduction, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118411285.ch16

Author Information

  1. Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 15 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470902936

Online ISBN: 9781118411285



  • microscale heat transfer, length scales, physics of energy carriers;
  • characteristic length by ratio of volume-to-surface area;
  • length scales with carrier in transfer regimes;
  • electron–phonon transport via lattice vibrational energy


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Microstructure and Relevant Length Scales

  • Physics of Energy Carriers

  • Energy Storage and Transport

  • Limitations of Fourier's Law and the First Regime of Microscale Heat Transfer

  • Solutions and Approximations for the First Regime of Microscale Heat Transfer

  • Second and Third Regimes of Microscale Heat Transfer

  • Summary Remarks

  • References