Structured illumination with thermal imaging (SI-TI): A dynamically reconfigurable metrology for parallelized thermal transport characterization
Zheng, Qiye, Divya Chalise, Mingxin Jia, Yuqiang Zeng, Minxiang Zeng, Mortaza Saeidi-Javash, Ali N.M. Tanvir, Gottlieb Uahengo, Sumanjeet Kaur, Javier E. Garay, Tengfei Luo, Yanliang Zhang, Ravi S. Prasher, Chris Dames
The recent push for the “materials by design” paradigm requires synergistic integration of scalable computation, synthesis, and characterization. Among these, techniques for efficient measurement of thermal transport can be a bottleneck limiting the experimental database size, especially for diverse materials with a range of roughness, porosity, and anisotropy. Traditional contact thermal measurements have challenges with throughput and the lack of spatially resolvable property mapping, while non-contact pump-probe laser methods generally need mirror smooth sample surfaces and also require serial raster scanning to achieve property mapping. Here, we present structured illumination with thermal imaging (SI-TI), a new thermal characterization tool based on parallelized all-optical heating and thermometry. Experiments on representative dense and porous bulk materials as well as a 3D printed thermoelectric thick film (∼50 μm) demonstrate that SI-TI (1) enables paralleled measurement of multiple regions and samples without raster scanning; (2) can dynamically adjust the heating pattern purely in software, to optimize the measurement sensitivity in different directions for anisotropic materials; and (3) can tolerate rough (∼3 μm) and scratched sample surfaces. This work highlights a new avenue in adaptivity and throughput for thermal characterization of diverse materials.
Applied Physics Reviews
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