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Heat Transport, Conversion in Nanoscale Systems
Submission DeadlineJun. 10, 2020

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Lead Guest Editor
Javid Ziaei
Department of Physics, Urmia University of Technology, Urmia, Iran
Guest Editors
  • Alexander. A. Balandin
    DOE Spins and Heat in Nanoscale Electronic Systems (SHINES) EFRC, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA
  • Zlatan Aksamija
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA
  • Fariborz Kargar
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA
  • Nicolaos Tombros
    Physics of Nanodevices, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, Nijenborgh, AG Groningen, Netherlands
  • Colin Benjamin
    School of Physical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education & Research, Jatni, India
  • Shanshan Chen
    Department of Physics, Laboratory of Nanoscale Condense Matter Physics and State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian, China
Efficient heat removal has become a critical issue for the performance and reliability of modern electronic, optoelectronic, photonic devices and systems. Development of the next generations of integrated circuits (ICs), high-power light-emitting diodes (LEDs), high-frequency high-power density communication devices, micrometre or even nanometre scale hot spots, and efficient heat removal from hot spots area to the nearby surrounding area make the thermal management requirements extremely severe. One possible approach for improving heat removal is the introduction of micrometre or nanometer scale heat spreaders that specially designed for hot spots cooling. However, the thermal conductivity of semiconductor nanostructures is lower than that in corresponding bulk materials and diminishes with decreasing lateral dimensions. For this reason, the performance of nanometre scale heat spreaders implemented with conventional materials would be rather limited.
In this regard, one of the proposals is to use nanomotors. As for macroscopic engines, the working principle of artificial micro- and nano-engines is the conversion of a given fuel (such as thermal or chemical energy) into mechanical energy or work. In this regard, quantum heat nanomotors has attracted much attention as a substitute tool for efficient recovering of heat in nanoscale. In the past years, different materials have been applied for use in heat engines. However, Graphene with unique properties has been introduced as an attractive class of nanomaterials for diverse applications in the field of research. However, discovering new methods for efficient thermal removal, or novel materials with particular thermal properties is of crucial issue.
Aims and Scope:
  1. Investigating thermal properties of nano-materials (thermal properties)
  2. Discovering novel materials with new thermal properties (nano-materials)
  3. Coupling charge/spin currents to thermal currents (spintronics)
  4. Design of nano-engines for efficient heat removal/spreading (nano-engine, heat removal, heat spreading)
  5. Design of nano-engines for conversion of heat to other forms of energy and work (energy conversion)
  6. Caloritronics
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