In photothermal techniques, the thermal response of materials to modulated incident light or electromagnetic radiation is measured and analyzed in order to extract information on the physical processes that underly the phenomenon: light to heat conversion via optical absorption, thermal diffusion, thermal expansion, thermovoltaic effects, phase transitions. The non-contact nature of photothermal heat generation has stimulated the development of a plethora of approaches to also measure temperature changes in non-contact ways, allowing to extract optical and thermophysical information on a wide range of materials for the sake of solid state and soft condensed matter investigations.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Measurement methods of photothermally induced temperature changes
- Thermophysical material characterization
- Non-destructive testing
- Applications in cultural heritage
- Depth profiling
- Non-Fourier heat transport
- Analytical chemistry
- Biomedical applications
- Thermophotonics and phononics
- Nanoscale heat transport
Christ Glorieux, KU Leuven, Belgium
Gerald Diebold, Brown University, USA
Roman Anufriev, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Submission and acceptance criteria:
Manuscripts considered for publication as Articles in Journal of Applied Physics are expected to meet the journal’s standard of acceptance, i.e. to report on original and timely results that significantly advance understanding in the current status of 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 Journal of Applied Physics’ Editors’ Team will issue final decisions on the submitted manuscripts.
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Manuscripts must be submitted through Journal of Applied Physics’ online submission system (PXP). Please select the Special Topic “Photothermics” to submit your manuscript for consideration in this Special Topic.