Workshop Details
Energy Transport in Nanoscale Gaps and Molecular Junctions
07/25/2017 - 07/28/2017
Meeting Description:

The workshop seeks to bring together researchers studying energy transport (thermal conduction and radiation) and energy conversion (thermophotovoltaics and thermoelectrics) in nanoscale gaps, single molecule junctions and surfaces modified with monolayers and two-dimensional materials such as graphene. These topics are of great current interest as the computation and experimental techniques to probe these phenomena are just becoming available.

To elaborate, nanoscale radiative nanoscale thermal transport is widely expected to offer tremendous potential for new fundamental insights and applications. While radiative thermal transport between macroscopic objects separated by large distances is well described by Planck theory of heat radiation, radiative heat transfer in the near-field the regime in which the spacing between two surfaces is smaller than the peak wavelength predicted by Wien’s displacement law is poorly understood and is a topic of great current interest as it offers potential for nanoscale lithography, information storage and efficient energy conversion. Further, thermal conduction and thermoelectric phenomena in molecular junctions is also of great current interest due to the possibility of tuning the electronic structure of molecular junctions to achieve energy conversion at the Carnot and Curzon-Ahlborn limits and is currently being investigated actively by several computational and experimental approaches.

Relation to Molecular Science: Molecular electronics, which aims at using molecules as active elements in charge and energy transport devices, is a central pillar of nanoscience. While in recent years there has been a tremendous progress in our understanding of charge transport in molecular junctions, the corresponding heat transport has remained unexplored due to experimental challenges that are on the verge to be resolved. Molecular contacts offer the possibility to explore heat transport in an entirely new regime where different mechanisms, such as electron or phonon conduction and photon tunneling, can compete. Therefore, it is highly desirable to put together ideas and techniques of different fields including radiative heat transfer, molecular electronics at the level of single molecules or assemblies of them, and two- dimensional materials. Only through synergetic interaction can we unveil the new opportunities that nanoscience opens in the context of energy conversion and refrigeration applications.

Notes:

If you are interested in attending a meeting, but have not received an invitation, please contact the workshop organizer about availability before registering. Most TSRC meetings are very small, typically only about 25 people.

The registration fee includes five breakfasts, a BBQ picnic on Wednesday night, and an unlimited amount of coffee and snacks.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
725 W Colorado Ave Telluride, CO 81435

Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization Arrival Information Departure Information Interested in Sharing Transportation?
Agrait, Nicolas Universidad Autonoma Madrid 7/24
7/29
Biehs, Svend-Age Institut für Physik, Carl von Ossietzky Universit 7/24
7/29
Chen, Renkun UC San Diego 7/24
7/29
Cuevas, Juan Carlos Universidad Autonoma de Madrid 7/23
7/29
Y
Dubi, Jonatan Ben-Gurion University of the Negev 7/24
7/29
FAN, SHANHUI STANFORD UNIVERSITY 7/26
7/28
Francoeur, Mathieu Department of Mechanical Engineering, University o 7/24
7/29
Khandekar, Chinmay Princeton University 7/24
7/28
Y
Lee, Bong Jae Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology 7/24
7/28
Y
Malen, Jonathan Carnegie Mellon University 7/24
7/28
Y
Meyhofer, Edgar Univ. of Michigan
Miller, Owen Yale University 7/24
7/29
Moscatelli, Alberto Nature Nanotechnology 7/24
7/29
Y
Park, Keunhan (Kay) University of Utah 7/24
7/28
Pauly, Fabian University of Konstanz 7/24
8/5
Y
Reddy, Pramod University of Michigan 7/24
7/29
Solomon, Gemma University of Copenhagen 7/24
8/4
Song, Bai MIT 7/24
7/29
Vaillon, Rodolphe CNRS - INSA Lyon - Univ. Lyon 1 7/24
7/29
Varanasi, Pani US Army 7/25
7/28
Wang, Liping Arizona State University 7/24
7/28
Yannick, DE WILDE, Institut Langevin, ESPCI
Zhang, Yu Northwestern University 7/24
7/29
Zheng, Xiao University of Science and Technology of China 7/24
7/29
Zhu, Linxiao University of Michigan 7/24
7/29

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