Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2010, Vol. 21 ›› Issue (1):
• NUCLEAR, HEAVY ION AND ATOMIC PHYSICS •
WANG Zenghui* HUANG Xiaofeng
The thermal conductivity of uranium dioxide in the temperature range of 300–2400 K was estimated by non-equilibrium molecular dynamics calculation using Fourier law. The Kawamura function was adopted as the interatomic potential function. The calculated thermal conductivities are found to be strongly dependent on the temperature of the simulation cube. The thermal conductivity simulation results are compared with the experiment results and agreed well with the experimental results when the temperature is above 600 K. The thermal conductivities scale effects are found to be existed in uranium dioxide nanometer thin film. The approximate mean free paths of phonons in different temperatures can be examined.
Non-equilibrium molecular dynamics
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