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Nanoscale and Microscale Heat Transfer VI - 2018


Nanoscale and Microscale Heat Transfer VI

Eurotherm seminar No 111

2 - 7 December 2018, Levi, Lapland, Finland

Scope and topics

The seminar will present the state-of-the-art and the modern trends of nanoscale and microscale heat/energy transfer. It will focus on phenomena at short length and time scales, where the laws of physics used in classical heat transfer are no longer valid. Heat conduction and energy transport, driven by the mesoscopic transport of electrons and phonons and thermal radiation at sub-wavelength scale are the typical topics tackled in the seminar as well as non-equilibrium and quantum effects. Themes of the seminar will include also application of these concepts to nano-objects, thermal metrology and different devices like thermal detectors.

Keynote speakers include

Colin  Lambert (homepage)
University of Lancaster, UK

Mauro Paternostro (homepage)
Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland

Eric Pop (homepage)
Stanford University, USA

Eli Zeldov (homepage)
Weisman Institute, Israel

Further speakers to be announced


Important dates

 24 June 2018 - Abstract Submission Deadline

27 July 2018 - Abstract Acceptance Notification


The main topics of the seminar will be:

  • Phonon transport
  • Quantum thermodynamics and quantum effects in heat transport
  • Thermal devices, such as, bolometers, calorimeters and energy components
  • Nanoscale/microscale thermal metrology
  • Near-field thermal radiation
  • Out-of-equilibrium heat/energy transfer effects and devices
  • Coherent thermal sources
  • Ultrafast heat transfer
  • Nanoscale computational heat transfer
  • Thermal interface resistance
  • Thermal rectification
  • Thermoelectricity and thermophotovoltaics
  • and other topical themes