Environmental thermal management represents a large portion of global energy consumption. Effectively maintaining desired temperature with minimum input energy has gained substantial attention due to economic and environmental needs. Photonic micro/nanostructures possessing unique capability of spectral control in both solar and infrared ranges are emerging as a novel and effective approach to manage thermal energy. The discovery of new suitable materials and structural variations offers new fundamental science and controlling mechanisms, unlocking new applications, including perfect absorber, solar steam generation, radiative cooling and their applications in building, agriculture, wearable devices and so on. This special issue aims at capturing the most exciting advances in this field, promoting high impact applications.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Micro/nanostructure for spectral manipulation
- Solar steam generation
- Radiative cooling materials and devices
- Nanostructures and metamaterial for thermal management
- Photonic perfect absorber
- Solar desalination
- Solar thermal applications
- Radiative cooling applications
- Tunable and adaptive thermal management with
Prof. Shanhui Fan, Stanford University
Prof. Chengwei Qiu, National University of Singapore
Dr Keng-Te Lin, RMIT University
APL Photonics Editor
Baohua Jia, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
How to Submit
- Please submit through the online submission system.
- Under manuscript type → select Article or Letter, as appropriate.
- Under manuscript information → Title/Abstract → select “Invited Submission: No”.
- Under manuscript information → Manuscript classification → select Special Topic: “Photonic Structures for Efficient Thermal Management”