Thermal and Mechanical Dynamics in Nanosystems
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 18947
Interests: ultrafast energy transfer at the nanoscale; ultrafast thermomechanics; nanoscale heat transfer; mechanical nanometrology; ultrafast optics
Interests: first principles; thermal transport; polymeric materials; low dimensional materials; thermoeletric materials; eletronic structure; nanostructured materials
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Thermal and mechanical dynamics in nanosystems is a boosting research field at the forefront of physics, material science and engineering, embracing both fundamental and technological aspects. When the relevant dimensions are scaled to the sub-μm length-scale the thermal and mechanical dynamics may significantly deviate from the ones typically found at the macro-scale. Whatever the application, accessing the thermal and mechanical dynamics in nanosystems is of paramount importance in view of further devices downscaling and will pave the way to novel paradigms in heat management and device schemes.
We seek for contribution covering recent progress on fundamental aspects, applications and the developments of metrology tools relevant to the thermal and mechanical dynamics of nanosystems at the nanoscale at large. Experimental and theoretical contributions are equally encouraged. Both original research articles, in the form of full papers or communications, and reviews are welcome.
This special issue is intended to cover a broad range of subjects. A non-exhaustive list of topics includes:
- Heat transport regimes peculiar to the nanoscale (ballistic, wave-like regime, etc) involving any energy carriers (phonons, electrons, photons, excitations, etc.);
- Material design and device schemes involving the nano and meso-scale (including meta-materials) aimed at novel thermal management strategies, sensing schemes, improved thermal and mechanical properties and functionalities involving the thermal and mechanical dynamics at large;
- Nanomechanics and nanothermics of nano-objects, phononic superlattices, granular materialas, 2D materials, nano-patterned devices, phase changed materials;
- Innovative tools for mechanical and thermal nanometrology;
- Novel simulation protocols and methods;
- Theoretical methods for phonon dispersion and phonon transport;
- Nanoscale heat transfer around nanoparticles for biomedical applications;
- Systems of discontinuous (granular and porous) matter: elastic behavior and thermal conduction properties;
Prof. Dr. Francesco Banfi
Prof. Dr. Claudio Melis
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