Understanding and engineering thermal conduction are critical for various applications, including thermal management and energy conversion/storage systems. In recent years, notable progress has been made, such as with ab initio atomistic simulations, ultrafast pump-probe experiments, and with the discovery of new materials. However, significant knowledge gaps still exist, such as heat conduction in emerging materials, with defects and disorder, and by multiple carriers, etc. This Special Topic aims to provide a venue for sharing state-of-the-art efforts and perspectives to reduce these gaps.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Thermal conduction in emerging materials, including low dimensional effects, van der Waals materials, cage structures, etc.
- Thermal conduction across interfaces
- Thermal conduction by multiple carriers, including phonons, electrons and magnons
- Ultrahigh and ultralow thermal conductivity materials
- Tunable thermal conductivity and thermal diode/switch
- Advancements in theory and simulation techniques
- Advancements in experimental techniques
Sangyeop Lee – Department of Mechanical Eningeering and Materials Science, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Renkun Chen – Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering Program, University of California, San Diego, USA
Sebastian Volz – Laboratory for Integrated Micro-Mechatronic Systems, LIMMS/CNRS-IIS(IRL2820), Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Associate Editor Pawel Keblinski
Deputy Editor Laurie McNeil
Submission and acceptance criteria:
Manuscripts considered for publication in Journal of Applied Physics are expected to meet the journal’s standard of acceptance: to report on original and timely results that significantly advance understanding in contemporary applied physics. Material that is exclusively review in nature is not considered for publication. Manuscripts submitted for consideration in this Special Topic must meet the same criteria and will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process. The Editorial Team of Journal of Applied Physics will issue final decisions on the submitted manuscripts. Manuscripts will publish immediately upon acceptance.
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