Demonstration of Strong Near-Field Radiative Heat Transfer between Integrated Nanostructures

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Nano Letters, Volume 14, p.6971-6975 (2014)





<p>Near-field heat transfer recently attracted growing interest but was demonstrated experimentally only in macroscopic systems. However, several projected applications would be relevant mostly in integrated nanostructures. Here we demonstrate a platform for near-field heat transfer on-chip and show that it can be the dominant thermal transport mechanism between integrated nanostructures, overcoming background substrate conduction and the far-field limit (by factors 8 and 7, respectively). Our approach could enable the development of active thermal control devices such as thermal rectifiers and transistors.</p>

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