Heat transfer in the vicinity of nanoscale hot-spots is qualitatively different from that in the macroscale, which effect stems from the breakdown of Fourier law due to phonon nondiffusive transport. In this work, we validate a recently proposed alternative, high-fidelity phonon transport model, the unified nondiffusive-diffusive (UND) model, which takes into account the mixed ballistic-diffusive nature of heat transport, as well as reduces to the Fourier law as a limiting case. In the UND model, the nondiffusive phonons are treated using the Boltzmann transport equation, while the diffusive phonon gas is treated by the Fourier law. The numerical results of Maznev et al. for the geometry and spatial dependence of variables corresponding to the transient gratings experiments of Johnson et al. are used for validation of the model.

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