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Claes Thelander

Claes Thelander

Associate Professor

Claes Thelander

Nanoscale Scanning Probe Thermometry


  • Fabian Könemann
  • Morten Vollmann
  • Fabian Menges
  • I. Ju Chen
  • Norizzawati Mohd Ghazali
  • Tomohiro Yamaguchi
  • Koji Ishibashi
  • Claes Thelander
  • Bernd Gotsmann

Summary, in English

We present further development and application examples of a thermometry approach capable of producing real-space temperature maps of operating nanoscale devices with sub-10nm resolution. The technique relies on scanning thermal microscopy with a resistive element coupled to a cantilevered tip. The resistive element acts both as integrated heater and as sensing element. A modulated temperature field is generated in the sample by exciting the device under investigation with an electrical AC bias. A map of the sample's temperature response due to different physical effects, such as Joule heating and thermoelectric effects, can be inferred from the demodulated sensor signal. As application examples, we demonstrate the investigation of thermoelectric heating/cooling at crystal phase heterostructures in InAs nanowires and Joule self-heating of individual multi-walled carbon nanotubes.


  • Solid State Physics
  • NanoLund: Center for Nanoscience

Publishing year





THERMINIC 2018 - 24th International Workshop on Thermal Investigations of ICs and Systems, Proceedings

Document type

Conference paper


IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.


  • Nano Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Conference name

24th International Workshop on Thermal Investigations of ICs and Systems, THERMINIC 2018

Conference date

2018-09-26 - 2018-09-28

Conference place

Stockholm, Sweden




  • ISBN: 9781538667590