Nanosheet fabrication from magnon thermal conductivity cuprates for the advanced thermal management
Hiroya Kinoshita, Nobuaki Terakado, Yoshihiro Takahashi, Takamichi Miyazaki, Chitose Ishikawa, Koki Naruse, Takayuki Kawamata & Takumi Fujiwara
npj 2D Materials and Applications
Spin-chain–spin-ladder cuprates, such as La5Ca9Cu24O41, have notable electronic and thermal properties because of their unique electron spin arrangement. Among them, magnon thermal conductivity, which originates from the excitation of paired electron spins, is promising for the advanced thermal management applications that enable dynamic control of heat flow. This is because of its high, anisotropic thermal conductivity at room temperature and its dynamic controllability. In this study, we report nanosheet fabrications from polycrystalline La5Ca9Cu24O41 to enhance the control width. We obtained that the nanosheets with a thickness of about 3 nm are obtained via immersion of the polycrystals in a NaOH aqueous solution. We propose the exfoliation model based on the chemical reaction between the (La/Ca)2Cu2O3 subsystem and NaOH solution. The nanosheet fabrications can also lead to new research development on spin-ladder system and other strongly correlated cuprates.
nanosheet, thermal, conductivity,