A Review on Principles and Applications of Scanning Thermal Microscopy (SThM)

Yun Zhang, Wenkai Zhu, Fei Hui, Mario Lanza, Theodorian Borca-Tasciuc, Miguel Muñoz Rojo

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Abstract

As the size of materials, particles, and devices shrinks to nanometer, atomic, or even quantum scale, it is more challenging to characterize their thermal properties reliably. Scanning thermal microscopy (SThM) is an emerging method to obtain local thermal information by controlling and monitoring probe–sample thermal exchange processes. In this review, key experimental and theoretical components of the SThM system are discussed, including thermal probes and experimental methods, heat transfer mechanisms, calibration strategies, thermal exchange resistance, and effective heat transfer coefficients. Additionally, recent applications of SThM to novel materials and devices are reviewed, with emphasis on thermoelectric, biological, phase change, and 2D materials.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAdvanced functional materials
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print/First online - 2 Sep 2019

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Microscopic examination
Scanning
Hot Temperature
Heat transfer coefficients
Thermodynamic properties
Calibration
Heat transfer
Monitoring

Keywords

  • 2D materials
  • calibration
  • heat transfer
  • micro and nanoscale thermal measurement
  • Scanning thermal microscopy

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Zhang, Yun ; Zhu, Wenkai ; Hui, Fei ; Lanza, Mario ; Borca-Tasciuc, Theodorian ; Muñoz Rojo, Miguel . / A Review on Principles and Applications of Scanning Thermal Microscopy (SThM). In: Advanced functional materials. 2019.
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A Review on Principles and Applications of Scanning Thermal Microscopy (SThM). / Zhang, Yun; Zhu, Wenkai; Hui, Fei; Lanza, Mario; Borca-Tasciuc, Theodorian; Muñoz Rojo, Miguel .

In: Advanced functional materials, 02.09.2019.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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