Heat flow through a single-molecule junction

18 Jul 2019

Researchers on a paper recently accepted by Nature are the first to successfully measure and explain the transport of heat at the molecular scale. The figure shows a hot gold probe tip being held above a cold gold substrate in such a way that the alkane molecule forms a link between them.  Heat then flows from the hot tip to the cold substrate through the single molecule.

Credit: 
Jan Klöckner

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