Smart radiative heat management with thermotronic components
Thermotronics offers promising solutions for heat source management. In thermotronic components, heat currents flow due to applied temperature differences. In radiative components, thermal photons flow like electrons do in electronic devices. The heat exchange between a source and a receiver without contact is controlled by a radiative thermal transistor. When the components are nanosized, the environmental noise becomes problematic. The EU-funded RTTT project aspires to address fluctuations, dynamics and dissipation in thermotronic components based on nanoscale photon transport and working under environmental noise perturbations. The parameters defining the components’ states will be treated as stochastic variables from which stability conditions for equilibrium states can be derived. This work will lay the foundations for innovative strategies to actively control radiative heat fluxes.
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