Strategic Basic Research Programs (CREST), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Research area: Creation of Innovative Core Technologies for Nano-Enabled Thermal Management
Research project: Thermo-excitonics based on nanomaterials science
Project Leader：Prof. Yuhei Miyauchi
Project Period：FY2018 ‒ FY2023
We will study fundamental physics of the thermal exciton generation phenomenon that has recently been observed and verified in carbon nanotubes for the first time, and clarify its potential for future applications. Particularly, we will try to create a new thermal photonic technology that enables high performance solar photovoltaic conversion with efficiency beyond the standard theoretical limit, based on the thermal exciton effects and nanoscience-based thermal control technology.