SThM Experimental Models and Setups for Exploring Nanoscale Heat Transport

  • Jean SpièceEmail author
Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)


Over the last two decades scanning probe microscopy has become an indispensable tool supporting developments in the nanoscience and nanotechnology thanks to its atomic-scale spatial resolution and sensitivity to a wide variety of physical properties. In particular, scanning thermal microscopy (SThM) has enabled measurements of heat transport and temperatures at arbitrary selected points of the probed surface with lateral resolution down to a few nm. SThM’s outstanding performance is largely due to a range of nanofabricated probes that are both sensitive and easy to use. From biological applications to active semiconductor devices, SThM is becoming the ultimate tool for probing thermal properties at the nanoscale [1, 2, 3, 4, 5].


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsLancaster UniversityLancasterEngland, UK

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