Special Issue "Nanoscale Heat Transfer Phenomena: Ballisticity, Rectification, Collective Modes, Thermohydrodynamics"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Termentzidis Konstantinos
Guest Editor
Laboratoire CETHIL UMR 5008, CNRS, INSA of Lyon, Un. Claude-Bernard Lyon 1, LyonTech la Doua Campus, Bat Sadi Carnot, INSA de LYON, 9 Rue de la Physique, 69100 Villeurbanne, France
Interests: Heat transfer models and simulations; nanostructured semiconductors; thermal conductivity; atomistic simulations

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The thermal transport differs significantly at nanostructures and nanostructured materials compared to their bulk state. In the last two decades, both computational and experimental studies have revealed several new phenomena like phonon confinement; blocking/focusing; or coherent, collective thermohydrodynamics, as well rectification effects and new regimes like ballistic or quasiballistic related to like-Levy phonon flights. Observations showed that the Boltzmann Transport Equation cannot capture these phenomena, as there is a breakdown of the macroscopic, well-established heat dissipation theory due to the relative comparison of the phonon mean free paths with the characteristic dimensions of the nanostructures and the presence of interfaces and free surfaces.

This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will attempt to cover the most recent advances in “Nanoscale Heat Transfer Phenomena” and both experimental and theoretical evidences of ballistic transport, rectification, phonon collective modes, Levy phonon flights, and classical thermohydrodynamics.

Dr. Termentzidis Konstantinos
Guest Editor

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  • nanostructures and nanostructured materials
  • phonon confinement
  • coherence
  • collective modes
  • thermohydrodynamics
  • rectification effects
  • ballistic or quasi-ballistic regime
  • experimental and theoretical studies.

Published Papers

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