Using molecular dynamics simulations, the thermal transport properties of boron nitride nanoribbons (BNNR) containing geometrically-asymmetric triangular nano-vacancies were investigated. By suitably interpreting the time-evolution of spatially decomposed heat-current autocorrelation function in terms of phonon propagation characteristics, we have demonstrated the possibility of observing defect induced direction-dependent thermal transport in BNNR. This was further confirmed by appropriate analysis of direction dependent thermal diffusivity estimations in BNNR.
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