Special Issue on Heat Transport, Conversion in Nanoscale Systems

Submission Deadline: Mar. 10, 2020

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Javid Ziaei
      Department of Physics, Urmia University of Technology, Urmia, Iran
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    • Alexander. A. Balandin
      DOE Spins and Heat in Nanoscale Electronic Systems (SHINES) EFRC, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA
    • Zlatan Aksamija
      Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA
    • Fariborz Kargar
      Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA
    • Nicolaos Tombros
      Physics of Nanodevices, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, Nijenborgh, AG Groningen, Netherlands
    • Colin Benjamin
      School of Physical Sciences, National Institute of Science Education & Research, Jatni, India
    • Shanshan Chen
      Department of Physics, Laboratory of Nanoscale Condense Matter Physics and State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian, China
  • Introduction

    Efficient heat removal has become a critical issue for the performance and reliability of modern electronic, optoelectronic, photonic devices and systems. Development of the next generations of integrated circuits (ICs), high-power light-emitting diodes (LEDs), high-frequency high-power density communication devices, micrometre or even nanometre scale hot spots, and efficient heat removal from hot spots area to the nearby surrounding area make the thermal management requirements extremely severe. One possible approach for improving heat removal is the introduction of micrometre or nanometer scale heat spreaders that specially designed for hot spots cooling. However, the thermal conductivity of semiconductor nanostructures is lower than that in corresponding bulk materials and diminishes with decreasing lateral dimensions. For this reason, the performance of nanometre scale heat spreaders implemented with conventional materials would be rather limited.
    In this regard, one of the proposals is to use nanomotors. As for macroscopic engines, the working principle of artificial micro- and nano-engines is the conversion of a given fuel (such as thermal or chemical energy) into mechanical energy or work. In this regard, quantum heat nanomotors has attracted much attention as a substitute tool for efficient recovering of heat in nanoscale. In the past years, different materials have been applied for use in heat engines. However, Graphene with unique properties has been introduced as an attractive class of nanomaterials for diverse applications in the field of research. However, discovering new methods for efficient thermal removal, or novel materials with particular thermal properties is of crucial issue.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. Investigating thermal properties of nano-materials (thermal properties)
    2. Discovering novel materials with new thermal properties (nano-materials)
    3. Coupling charge/spin currents to thermal currents (spintronics)
    4. Design of nano-engines for efficient heat removal/spreading (nano-engine, heat removal, heat spreading)
    5. Design of nano-engines for conversion of heat to other forms of energy and work (energy conversion)
    6. Caloritronics

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ajmp.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

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