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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Frontiers in Thermal Transport and Energy Conversion: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25549.
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FRONTIERS IN

Thermal Transport and
Energy Conversion

PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP

Anne Frances Johnson, Rapporteur

Condensed Matter and Materials Research Committee

Board on Physics and Astronomy

Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

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Suggested citation: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Frontiers in Thermal Transport and Energy Conversion: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25549.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Frontiers in Thermal Transport and Energy Conversion: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25549.
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Frontiers in Thermal Transport and Energy Conversion: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25549.
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Frontiers in Thermal Transport and Energy Conversion: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25549.
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PLANNING COMMITTEE ON FRONTIERS IN THERMAL TRANSPORT AND ENERGY CONVERSION: A WORKSHOP

AHARON KAPITULNIK, NAS,1 Stanford University, Chair

PETER LITTLEWOOD, Argonne National Laboratory

TOM LUBENSKY, NAS, University of Pennsylvania

DAVID MANDRUS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

LESLIE MOMODA, HRL Laboratories

TOM WITTEN, University of Chicago

Staff

CHRISTOPHER JONES, Program Officer

JAMES LANCASTER, Board Director

NEERAJ P. GORKHALY, Associate Program Officer

AMISHA JINANDRA, Research Associate

LINDA WALKER, Program Coordinator

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1 Member, National Academy of Sciences.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Frontiers in Thermal Transport and Energy Conversion: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25549.
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CONDENSED MATTER AND MATERIALS RESEARCH COMMITTEE

PIERRE WILTZIUS, University of California, Santa Barbara, Chair

SUSAN COPPERSMITH, NAS,1 University of Wisconsin, Madison, Vice Chair

CHARLES AHN, Yale University

KARIN DAHMEN, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

THOMAS EPPS, University of Delaware

GIULIA GALLI, University of Chicago

OLIVIA A. GRAEVE, University of California, San Diego

AHARON KAPITULNIK, NAS, Stanford University

ANTHONY KU, National Institute of Clean and Low-Carbon Energy

PETER LITTLEWOOD, Argonne National Laboratory

TOM LUBENSKY, NAS, University of Pennsylvania

DAVID MANDRUS, University of Tennesse, Knoxville

LESLIE MOMODA, HRL Laboratories

KAREN WINEY, University of Pennsylvania

TOM WITTEN, University of Chicago

Staff

CHRISTOPHER JONES, Program Officer

JAMES LANCASTER, Board Director

NEERAJ P. GORKHALY, Associate Program Officer

AMISHA JINANDRA, Research Associate

LINDA WALKER, Program Coordinator

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1 Member, National Academy of Sciences.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Frontiers in Thermal Transport and Energy Conversion: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25549.
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BOARD ON PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

ABRAHAM LOEB, Harvard University, Chair

ANDREW LANKFORD, University of California, Irvine, Vice Chair

WILLIAM BIALEK, NAS,1 Princeton University

JILL DAHLBURG, Naval Research Laboratory

LOUIS DIMAURO, The Ohio State University

FRANCIS DISALVO, Cornell University

WENDY FREEDMAN, NAS, University of Chicago

TIM HECKMAN, NAS, Johns Hopkins University

WENDELL HILL III, University of Maryland

ALAN HURD, Los Alamos National Laboratory

NERGIS MAVALVALA, NAS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

LYMAN PAGE, JR., NAS, Princeton University

STEVEN RITZ, University of California, Santa Cruz

SUNIL SINHA, University of California, San Diego

WILLIAM A. ZAJC, Columbia University

Staff

JAMES LANCASTER, Director

GREGORY MACK, Senior Program Officer

CHRISTOPHER JONES, Program Officer

NEERAJ P. GORKHALY, Associate Program Officer

AMISHA JINANDRA, Research Associate

LINDA WALKER, Program Coordinator

BETH DOLAN, Financial Associate

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Thermal transport and energy conversion has remained an active field for at least 200 years, with numerous opportunities for discoveries and new applications. Recently, experiments have advanced researchers’ understanding of basic physics, and how new discoveries might translate into applications in energy, materials, quantum technologies, and other areas.

The National Academies convened a workshop on April 11, 2019 to identify and assess the frontier of current research in the field of thermal transport and energy conversion. Discussions involved topics related to thermal transport and quasi-particle hydrodynamics, thermal transport beyond the quasiparticle paradigm, the thermal hall effect from neutral spin excitations in frustrated quantum magnets, quantization of the thermal hall conductivity at small hall angles, and thermal spin transport, including spin-seebeck and magnon drag effects. These topics were strategically selected with the goal of uncovering key challenges, opportunities, and issues in order to guide future efforts and investments to advance the field. This publication offers a condensed summary of the discussions and presentations from the workshop, which was unclassified and open to the public.

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