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Dynamic Control of Radiative Heat Transfer with Tunable Materials for Thermal Management in Both Far and Near Fields

Abstract The proposed research mainly focuses on employing tunable materials to achieve dynamic control of radiative heat transfer in both far and near fields for thermal management. Vanadium dioxide (VO2), which undergoes a phase transition from insulator to metal at the temperature of 341 K, is one tunable material being applied. The other one is graphene, whose optical properties can be tuned by chemical potential through external bias or chemical doping.

In the far field, a VO2-based metamaterial thermal emitter with switchable emittance in the mid-infrared has been theoretically studied. When VO2 is in the insulating phase, high emittance is observed at the resonance frequency of magnetic polaritons (MPs), while the structure becomes highly r... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor YANG, YUE (Author) / Wang, Liping (Advisor) / Phelan, Patrick (Committee member) / Wang, Robert (Committee member) / Tongay, Sefaattin (Committee member) / Rykaczewski, Konrad (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Engineering / Energy / Nanotechnology / Far & Near fields / Heat transfer / Thermal management / Thermal radiation / Tunable materials
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 158 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Mechanical Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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