The thermal dynamics induced by ultrashort laser pulses in nanoscale systems, i.e., all-optical time resolved nanocalorimetry is theoretically investigated from 300 to 1.5 K. We report ab initio calculations describing the temperature dependence of the electron-phonon interactions for Cu nanodisks supported on Si. The electrons and phonons temperatures are found to decouple on the ns time scale at ∼10 K, which is two orders of magnitude in excess with respect to that found for standard low-temperature transport experiments. By accounting for the physics behind our results we suggest an alternative route for overhauling the present knowledge of the electron-phonon decoupling mechanism in nanoscale systems by replacing the mK temperature requirements of conventional experiments with experiments in the time domain.
|Numero di pagine||155426|
|Rivista||PHYSICAL REVIEW. B, CONDENSED MATTER AND MATERIALS PHYSICS|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2010|
- ultrafast lasers