Thermal Nanosystems and Nanomaterials
Heat transfer laws for conduction, radiation and convection change when the dimensions of the systems in question shrink. The altered behaviours can be used efficiently in energy conversion, respectively bio- and high-performance materials to control microelectronic devices. To understand and model those thermal mechanisms, specific metrologies have to be established. This book provides an overview of actual devices and materials involving micro-nanoscale heat transfer mechanisms. These are clearly explained and exemplified by a large spectrum of relevant physical models, while the most advanced nanoscale thermal metrologies are presented.
Deals with the problem of temperature increase in nano- and microelectronic devicesProvides a careful description of the specifics of temperature-related effects in nano- and microelectronic devicesDetailed explanation of the measuring and controlling temperature in such devicesA valuable reference to researchers but also useful to graduate students