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AFM Bi-material Cantilever Based Near-field Radiation Heat Transfer Measurement

Abstract Near-field thermal radiation occurs when the distance between two surfaces at different temperatures is less than the characteristic wavelength of thermal radiation. While theoretical studies predict that the near-field radiative heat transfer could exceed Planck’s blackbody limit in the far-field by orders of magnitudes depending on the materials and gap distance, experimental measurement of super-Planckian near-field radiative heat flux is extremely challenging in particular at sub-100-nm vacuum gaps and few has been demonstrated. The objective of this thesis is to develop a novel thermal metrology based on AFM bi-material cantilever and experimentally measure near-field thermal radiation.

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Created Date 2019
Contributor Kondakindi, Ramteja Reddy (Author) / Wang, Liping (Advisor) / Kwon, Beomjin (Committee member) / Wang, Qing Hua (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / Atomic Force Microscopy / Bi-Material Cantilevers / Heat Transfer / Near-Field Radiation / Planck's Limit
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 67 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Mechanical Engineering 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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