Contact

Achim Kittel

Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
Fakultät V - Physics Department
Carl-Von-Ossietzky-Str. 9-11
26129 OLDENBURG
GERMANY

+49 441 798-3539  (F&P)

Research

Overview

Our group deals with different forms of energy transfer on the smallest length scales. Our main focus is on the radiative transfer of heat at the smallest distances, the so-called near-field heat transfer. It exceeds the ordinary heat transfer of Plank's law of radiation by several orders of magnitude.

For our research, we use a self-developed heat sensor embedded in the tip of a scanning tunnelling microscope. This enables us to measure the heat transfer from surfaces with extremly high (spacial) resolution. 

We work closely with the group of Priv. Doz. Dr. Svend-Age Biehs, whose work includes the theoretical side of near-field heat transfer.

(Changed: 2021-11-01)