Special Issue "Thermal Sciences and Thermodynamics of Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2017).
Thermal sciences and thermodynamics of materials are of immense interest amongst researchers, not only in appealing and fundamental studies on the physics of transport processes in general, but also in their enormous practical implications. Traditionally popular research activities in this area focus on heat and mass transfer of substances at the continuum level, refrigeration and air conditioning, fluid flows with thermal changes, combustion, thermal effects on materials and manufacturing, renewable energy, environmental thermodynamics, etc. In recent decades, as the size of devices and structures have continuously decreased, the thermal conditions have become more aggressive. Representative cases include solid-state energy conversion systems, phase-change memory, heat-assisted magnetic recording, thermal management of nanoelectronics, and nanoparticles for thermal medical therapies. All of these emerging technologies and the related revolutions demand a deep understanding and robust manipulation and/or control of thermal transport and thermodynamic properties of materials at different length scales, and, in particular, at small scales.
The objective of this Special Issue is to address the important scientific problems centered on thermal transport and thermodynamics, crossing all length scales. We also encourage researchers to review the progress and improvement that has been made in the past few decades for advancing our fundamental understanding of thermal sciences and thermodynamics, along with the significant development of relevant experimental instruments and tools.
It is my pleasure to invite contributions from researchers, academicians and practitioners from industries and research establishments to submit manuscripts for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome. The topics include, but are not limited to:
- Heat and mass transfer crossing all length scales, such as micro-/nano-scale heat transfer, phononics
- Development of numerical methods / computational schemes for thermal sciences
- Experimental techniques and instrumentation in thermal sciences and thermodynamics
- Energy conversion systems and clean energy technology, such as thermoelectrics, energy storage
- Renewable energy systems and technologies
- Environmental and industrial thermodynamics
Prof. Ming Hu
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- Thermal transport and thermodynamics
- Thermal conductivity
- Thermal resistance
- Thermal management
- Energy systems