Building a European NanoPhononics Community - EUPHONON

  • Department of Physics
    Volz, Sebastian; Ordonez-Miranda, Jose; Shchepetov, Andrey; Prunnila, Mika; Ahopelto, Jouni; Pezeril, Thomas; Weig, Eva M.; Hettich, Mike; Dekorsy, Thomas; Donadio, Davide (2016): Nanophononics : state of the art and perspectives The European Physical Journal B. 2016, 89(1), 15. ISSN 1434-6028. eISSN 1434-6036. Available under: doi: 10.1140/epjb/e2015-60727-7

Nanophononics : state of the art and perspectives


Understanding and controlling vibrations in condensed matter is emerging as an essential necessity both at fundamental level and for the development of a broad variety of technological applications. Intelligent design of the band structure and transport properties of phonons at the nanoscale and of their interactions with electrons and photons impact the efficiency of nanoelectronic systems and thermoelectric materials, permit the exploration of quantum phenomena with micro- and nanoscale resonators, and provide new tools for spectroscopy and imaging. In this colloquium we assess the state of the art of nanophononics, describing the recent achievements and the open challenges in nanoscale heat transport, coherent phonon generation and exploitation, and in nano- and optomechanics. We also underline the links among the diverse communities involved in the study of nanoscale phonons, pointing out the common goals and opportunities.

Origin (projects)

Funding sources
Name Finanzierungstyp Kategorie Project no.
Europäische Union third-party funds research funding program 811/13
Further information
Period: 07.10.2013 – 31.10.2014