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NMHT-VI: Nanoscale and Microscale Heat Transfer 2018


Nanoscale and Microscale Heat Transfer VI

Eurotherm seminar No 111

2 - 7 December 2018, Levi, Lapland, Finland

Scope and topics

This conference continues the successful NMHT tradition (recently: Lyon 2014, Santorini 2016) to present the state-of-the-art and the modern trends of nanoscale and microscale heat/energy transfer. The focus is on phenomena at short length and time scales, where the laws of physics used in classical heat transfer are no longer valid.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 conference as well as non-equilibrium and quantum effects. Themes of the conference will include also application of these concepts to nano-objects, thermal metrology and different devices like thermal detectors. 

The program features focused tutorial and plenary sessions led by selected keynote speakers, complemented by substantial space for contributions covering the full range of topics.

Keynote speakers

Colin  Lambert (homepage)
University of Lancaster, UK

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

Eric Pop (homepage)
Stanford University, USA

Pramod Reddy (homepage
University of Michigan, USA

Eli Zeldov (homepage)
Weizmann Institute, Israel


Important dates

16 July 2018 - Abstract submission deadline

24 August 2018 - Abstract acceptance notification

16 September 2018 - Early bird registration ends

30 September 2018 - Hotel room allotments expire

10 October 2018 - Late news abstract submission deadline

14 October 2018 - Late news abstract acceptance notification


The main topics of the conference will be (alphabetical order)

  • Coherent thermal sources
  • Devices: e.g. bolometers, calorimeters, energy components, etc.
  • Electron-phonon coupling
  • Heat conduction including ballistic and diffusive regimes
  • Heat transport in 2D materials and metamaterials
  • Heat transport in molecular junctions
  • Nanoscale/microscale thermal metrology
  • Near-field effects
  • Nonequilibrium effects, thermodynamics and devices
  • Phonon transport and transmission
  • Quantum effects in heat transport and  quantum thermodynamics
  • Thermal applications: e.g. in bio, detectors, coolers, materials, etc.
  • Thermal interface resistance
  • Thermal radiation
  • Thermal rectification
  • Thermoelectricity and thermophotovoltaics
  • Ultrafast heat transfer