Fabian Menges Portrait
Assistant Research Professor
Physics

Office: Duane C229

Research Interests:

Our group investigates the elementary steps of thermodynamic processes by developing thermal nano-imaging and spectroscopy techniques with spatio-temporal resolution down to the nanometer-femtosecond scale. Topics we are specifically interested in include: thermal energy transfer through atomic-/nanoscale junctions, vibrational relaxations in strongly-coupled molecular structures, thermalization bounds in hydrodynamic electron systems, topological heat currents, phononic control of quantum phases, dissipative structure formation in polariton fluids.

Selected Publications:

  1. Photo-induced tip-sample forces for chemical nanoimaging and spectroscopy
    B. O’Callahan, J. Yan, F. Menges, E. A. Muller, M. Raschke
    Nano letters, 9, 5499-5505, 2018. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b01899
  2. Thermal and electrical signatures of a hydrodynamic electron fluid in tungsten diphosphide
    J. Gooth, F. Menges, C. Shekhar, V. Süss, N. Kumar, Y. Sun, U. Drechsler, R. Zierold, C. Felser, B. Gotsmann
    Nature Communications 9, 2018. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-06688-y
  3. Experimental signatures of the mixed axial-gravitational anomaly in the Weyl semimetal NbP
    NbP, J. Gooth, A.C. Niemann, T. Menges, A. G. Grushin, K. Landsteiner, B.Gotsmann, F. Menges, M. Schmidt, C. Shekhar, V. Süss, R. Hühne, B. Rellinghaus, C. Felser, B. Yan, and K. Nielsch
    Nature 547, 324-327, 2017. DOI: 10.1038/nature23005
  4. Heat transport through atomic contacts
    N. Mosso, U. Drechsler, F. Menges, S. Karg, H. Riel, and B. Gotsmann
    Nature Nanotechnology 12, 430-433, 2017. DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2016.302
  5. Nanoscale thermometry by scanning thermal microscopy
    F. Menges, H. Riel, A. Stemmer, and B. Gotsmann
    Review of Scientific Instruments 87, 074902, 2016. DOI: 10.1063/1.4955449
  6. Thermal radiative near field transport between vanadium dioxide and silicon oxide across the metal insulator transition
    F. Menges, M. Dittberner, L. Novotny, D. Pasarello, S. P. Parkin, M. Spieser, H. Riel, and B. Gotsmann
    Applied Physics Letters 108, 171904, 2016. DOI: 10.1063/1.4948364
  7. Temperature mapping in operating nanoscale devices by scanning probe thermometry
    F. Menges, P. Mensch, H. Schmid, H. Riel, A. Stemmer, and B. Gotsmann
    Nature Communications, 7, 10874, 2016. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms10874
  8. Length-dependent thermal transport through molecular chains
    T. Meier, F. Menges, P. Nirmalraj, H. Hoelscher, H. Riel, and B. Gotsmann
    Physical Review Letters 113, 060801, 2014. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.060801
  9. Thermal transport into graphene through nanoscopic contacts
    F. Menges, H. Riel, A. Stemmer, C. Dimitrakopulous, and B. Gotsmann
    Physical Review Letters 111, 205901, 2013. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.205901
  10. Quantitative thermometry of nanoscale hot spots
    F. Menges, H. Riel, A. Stemmer, B. Gotsmann
    Nano Letters 12 (2), 596-601, 2012. DOI: 10.1021/nl203169t