META Conference, META'12

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Active control of near-field heat transfer
Philippe Ben-Abdallah, Svend Age Biehs, Felipe S.S. Rosa, Karl Joulain, Peter J. van Zwol, Joel Chevrier

Last modified: 2011-12-12

Abstract


An overview of different strategies recently proposed to tune, by mechanical actuation or phase transition, the near-field heat transfer between two media is presented. These results open the way to an efficient active management of heat transfer at nanoscale.

Keywords


near-field ; nanoscale heat transfer; plasmonics