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NanoScience and Technology

Electromagnetic Fluctuations at the Nanoscale

Theory and Applications

Authors: Volokitin, Aleksandr, Persson, Bo

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  • Covers all aspects of heat transfer on the nanoscale
  • Frictional drag and noncontact friction presented
  • Comparison of theory and experiment given
  • Reference for researchers and engineers
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This book provides a general formalism for the calculation of the spectral correlation function for the fluctuating electromagnetic field. The procedure is applied to the radiative heat transfer and the van der Waals friction using both the semi-classical theory of the fluctuating electromagnetic field and quantum field theory. Applications of the radiative heat transfer and non-contact friction to scanning probe spectroscopy are presented. The theory gives a tentative explanation for the experimental non-contact friction data.
The book explains that radiative heat transfer and the van der Waals friction are largely enhanced at short separations between the bodies due to the evanescent electromagnetic waves. Particular strong enhancement occurs if the surfaces of the bodies can support localized surface modes like surface plasmons, surface polaritons or adsorbate vibrational modes. An electromagnetic field outside a moving body can also be created by static charges which are always present on the surface of the body due to inhomogeneities, or due to a bias voltage. This electromagnetic field produces electrostatic friction which can be significantly enhanced if on the surface of the body there is a 2D electron or hole system or an incommensurate adsorbed layer of ions exhibiting acoustic vibrations.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.99
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Softcover $159.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Electromagnetic Fluctuations at the Nanoscale
Book Subtitle
Theory and Applications
Authors
Series Title
NanoScience and Technology
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-53474-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-53474-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-53473-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-58620-4
Series ISSN
1434-4904
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 425
Number of Illustrations
32 b/w illustrations, 61 illustrations in colour
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