Nanophononics: state of the art and perspectives

  • Sebastian Volz
  • Jose Ordonez-Miranda
  • Andrey Shchepetov
  • Mika Prunnila
  • Jouni Ahopelto
  • Thomas Pezeril
  • Gwenaelle Vaudel
  • Vitaly Gusev
  • Pascal Ruello
  • Eva M. Weig
  • Martin Schubert
  • Mike Hettich
  • Martin Grossman
  • Thomas Dekorsy
  • Francesc Alzina
  • Bartlomiej Graczykowski
  • Emigdio Chavez-Angel
  • J. Sebastian Reparaz
  • Markus R. Wagner
  • Clivia M. Sotomayor-Torres
  • Shiyun Xiong
  • Sanghamitra Neogi
  • Davide Donadio
Open Access
Colloquium

Abstract

Understanding and controlling vibrations in condensed matter is emerging as an essential necessity both at fundamental level and for the development of a broad variety of technological applications. Intelligent design of the band structure and transport properties of phonons at the nanoscale and of their interactions with electrons and photons impact the efficiency of nanoelectronic systems and thermoelectric materials, permit the exploration of quantum phenomena with micro- and nanoscale resonators, and provide new tools for spectroscopy and imaging. In this colloquium we assess the state of the art of nanophononics, describing the recent achievements and the open challenges in nanoscale heat transport, coherent phonon generation and exploitation, and in nano- and optomechanics. We also underline the links among the diverse communities involved in the study of nanoscale phonons, pointing out the common goals and opportunities.

Keywords

Mesoscopic and Nanoscale Systems 

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© The Author(s) 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sebastian Volz
    • 1
  • Jose Ordonez-Miranda
    • 1
  • Andrey Shchepetov
    • 2
  • Mika Prunnila
    • 2
  • Jouni Ahopelto
    • 2
  • Thomas Pezeril
    • 3
  • Gwenaelle Vaudel
    • 3
  • Vitaly Gusev
    • 4
  • Pascal Ruello
    • 3
  • Eva M. Weig
    • 5
  • Martin Schubert
    • 5
  • Mike Hettich
    • 5
  • Martin Grossman
    • 5
  • Thomas Dekorsy
    • 5
  • Francesc Alzina
    • 6
  • Bartlomiej Graczykowski
    • 6
  • Emigdio Chavez-Angel
    • 6
  • J. Sebastian Reparaz
    • 6
  • Markus R. Wagner
    • 6
  • Clivia M. Sotomayor-Torres
    • 6
    • 7
  • Shiyun Xiong
    • 8
  • Sanghamitra Neogi
    • 8
    • 9
  • Davide Donadio
    • 8
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Energétique Moléculaire et Macroscopique, Combustion, CNRSChatenay-MalabryFrance
  2. 2.VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, P.O. Box 1000, 02044 VTTEspooFinland
  3. 3.Institut des Molécules et Matériaux du Mans, UMR CNRS 6283, Université du MaineLe MansFrance
  4. 4.Laboratoire d’Acoustique, UMR CNRS 6613, Université du MaineLe MansFrance
  5. 5.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Konstanz, Universitätsstr. 10KonstanzGermany
  6. 6.Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), CSIC and The Barcelona Institute of Science and TechnologyBarcelonaSpain
  7. 7.ICREA, Catalan Institute for Research and Advanced StudiesBarcelonaSpain
  8. 8.Max Planck Institute for Polymer ResearchMainzGermany
  9. 9.Department of Aerospace Engineering SciencesUniversity of Colorado BoulderBoulderUSA
  10. 10.Department of ChemistryUniversity of California DavisOne Shields Ave. DavisUSA
  11. 11.Ikerbasque, Basque Foundation for ScienceBilbaoSpain
  12. 12.Donostia International Physics Center, Paseo M. de Lardizabal 4San SebastianSpain

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