Universal Scaling of Robust Thermal Hot Spot and Ionic Current Enhancement by Focused Ohmic Heating in a Conic Nanopore.

A stable nanoscale thermal hot spot, with temperature approaching 100 °C, is shown to be sustained by localized Ohmic heating of a focused electric field at the tip of a slender conic nanopore. The self-similar (length-independent) conic geometry allows us to match the singular heat source at the tip to the singular radial heat loss from the slender cone to… CONTINUE READING