My research concerns the effects of restricted geometry on the nature of physical systems. Two recent projects are: heat conduction in nanowires, where the quantum confinement in the x and y directions lead to non-Debye temperature dependence of heat conduction; and the structure of small clusters of particles with short range attraction and long range repulsion, which models the precursors to aggregation/crystallization of proteins.
Some recent papers are:
1) A.V. Zhukov, J. Cao, Kinetic theory of non-hamiltonian statistical ensembles, Condensed Matter Physics, 9, p637 (2006)
2) A.V. Zhukov, S. Yang, J. Cao, Low-Temperature Thermal Transport in Nanowires, JETP Lett., 81, p228 (2005)