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Title: Influence of hBN orientation on the near-field radiative heat transfer between graphene/hBN heterostructures

Abstract

The influence of the optic axis orientation of hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) on the near-field radiative heat transfer between hBN slabs as well as between graphene/hBN heterostructures is studied in this work. A modified 4×4 transfer matrix method is employed to calculate the near-field radiative heat flux (NFRHF) between the media. The numerical results show that the NFRHF will decrease when the optic axis of hBN is tilted off the direction of the energy flow for bare hBN slabs. The reason is that hyperbolic phonon polaritons (HPPs) excited in the hyperbolic bands of Type I are largely suppressed for tilted optic axis though surface phonon polaritons can be excited in the hyperbolic bands. On the contrary, the NFRHF between two graphene/hBN heterostructures is affected by the coupling of SPPs excited at the vacuum/graphene interface with those at the graphene/hBN interface and the formation of a hybrid mode, by which the NFRHF is maximum when the hBN slabs are arranged with strong in-plane anisotropy of the surface. The results obtained in this work may provide a promising way for manipulating near-field radiative heat transfer between anisotropic materials.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Peking Univ., Beijing (China); Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States)
  2. Peking Univ., Beijing (China)
  3. Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); China Scholarship Council (CSC); National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC); National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1594764
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0018369; 201706010271; 51576004; CBET-1603761
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Photonics for Energy
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 9; Journal Issue: 03; Journal ID: ISSN 1947-7988
Publisher:
SPIE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; near-field; thermal radiation; hexagonal boron nitride; graphene/hBN heterostructure; optic axis

Citation Formats

Wu, Xiaohu, Fu, Ceji, and Zhang, Zhuomin. Influence of hBN orientation on the near-field radiative heat transfer between graphene/hBN heterostructures. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1117/1.JPE.9.032702.
Wu, Xiaohu, Fu, Ceji, & Zhang, Zhuomin. Influence of hBN orientation on the near-field radiative heat transfer between graphene/hBN heterostructures. United States. doi:10.1117/1.JPE.9.032702.
Wu, Xiaohu, Fu, Ceji, and Zhang, Zhuomin. Tue . "Influence of hBN orientation on the near-field radiative heat transfer between graphene/hBN heterostructures". United States. doi:10.1117/1.JPE.9.032702. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1594764.
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title = {Influence of hBN orientation on the near-field radiative heat transfer between graphene/hBN heterostructures},
author = {Wu, Xiaohu and Fu, Ceji and Zhang, Zhuomin},
abstractNote = {The influence of the optic axis orientation of hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) on the near-field radiative heat transfer between hBN slabs as well as between graphene/hBN heterostructures is studied in this work. A modified 4×4 transfer matrix method is employed to calculate the near-field radiative heat flux (NFRHF) between the media. The numerical results show that the NFRHF will decrease when the optic axis of hBN is tilted off the direction of the energy flow for bare hBN slabs. The reason is that hyperbolic phonon polaritons (HPPs) excited in the hyperbolic bands of Type I are largely suppressed for tilted optic axis though surface phonon polaritons can be excited in the hyperbolic bands. On the contrary, the NFRHF between two graphene/hBN heterostructures is affected by the coupling of SPPs excited at the vacuum/graphene interface with those at the graphene/hBN interface and the formation of a hybrid mode, by which the NFRHF is maximum when the hBN slabs are arranged with strong in-plane anisotropy of the surface. The results obtained in this work may provide a promising way for manipulating near-field radiative heat transfer between anisotropic materials.},
doi = {10.1117/1.JPE.9.032702},
journal = {Journal of Photonics for Energy},
issn = {1947-7988},
number = 03,
volume = 9,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {12}
}

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