There are many applications of 2D materials in nanodevices due to their excellent properties such as ultrahigh carrier mobility and thermal conductivity. Thermal management is critical for reliability and overall performance of the next generation of nanoelectronic power devices. The excellent thermoelectric properties exhibited by 2D materials suggest potential applications in energy conversion. Fundamental insights into the thermal transport behaviors of 2D materials are important for informing effective heat dissipation strategies of 2D material-based nanoelectronics, and are critical for evaluating other thermal-related factors such as thermoelectric coefficients. Further exploration of phonon transport in 2D materials can also provide theoretical guidance for thermal management design. This special issue aims to publish cutting-edge research on the fundamental physical properties, experimental techniques, theoretical simulations, and applications related to thermal transport in 2D materials.
This special issue will cover a wide range of topics related to thermal transport in 2D materials, including but not limited to:
- Phonon Transport: Investigating the phonon dispersion, phonon coupling (magnon, electron), and phonon scattering that determine the thermal conductivity in 2D materials; phonon scattering in interface of the heterostructure
- Anisotropy and Size Effects: Investigating the impact of anisotropy and size effects on the thermal transport of 2D materials.
- Defects and Interfaces: Exploring the role of defects (point and topological defects, grain boundary, etc.) in tuning thermal transport.
- Experimental Techniques: Presenting state-of-the-art experimental methods for characterizing thermal transport in 2D materials.
- Theoretical Models: Investigating thermal transport in 2D materials by theoretical and computational methods. Efforts aimed at advancing predictive models and exploring innovative methodologies like high-throughput calculations and machine learning for accurate describing the thermal transport behaviors will be highly encouraged.
- Applications: Highlighting the application potential of 2D materials in thermal-related applications such as thermal management devices, thermoelectric devices and thermal insulation.
Minglei Sun, University of Antwerp
Kai Ren, Nanjing Forestry University
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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Manuscripts must be submitted through the online submission system (PXP) of Journal of Applied Physics. Please select the Special Topic “Thermal Transport in 2D Materials” to submit your manuscript for consideration in this Special Topic.