Fast nanoscale heat-flux modulation with phase-change materials

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Van Zwol, Pieter; Joulain, Karl; Ben-Abdallah, Philippe; Greffet, Jean-Jacques; Chevrier, Joël;
(2011)
  • Publisher: American Physical Society
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.83.201404
  • Subject: [ SPI.NANO ] Engineering Sciences [physics]/Micro and nanotechnologies/Microelectronics | [ PHYS.COND.CM-GEN ] Physics [physics]/Condensed Matter [cond-mat]/Other [cond-mat.other] | [SPI.OPTI]Engineering Sciences [physics]/Optics / Photonic | [ SPI.OPTI ] Engineering Sciences [physics]/Optics / Photonic | [ PHYS.PHYS.PHYS-OPTICS ] Physics [physics]/Physics [physics]/Optics [physics.optics] | [SPI.NANO]Engineering Sciences [physics]/Micro and nanotechnologies/Microelectronics | [PHYS.PHYS.PHYS-OPTICS]Physics [physics]/Physics [physics]/Optics [physics.optics] | [PHYS.COND.CM-GEN]Physics [physics]/Condensed Matter [cond-mat]/Other [cond-mat.other]

International audience; We introduce a new concept for electrically controlled heat flux modulation. A flux contrast larger than 10 dB is expected with switching time on the order of tens of nanoseconds. Heat flux modulation is based on the interplay between radiative h... View more
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