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The radiation exchange between two objects is enhanced when the separation between them is less than the wavelength of the dominant frequency. This application calculates the near-field radiation exchange as well as the far-field exchange in p- and s- polarization.
Python: numpy, scipy, sympy, numexpr, matplotlib; rappture
Vanderbilt University Department of Mechanical Engineering
http://www.thermalfluidscentral.org/encyclopedia/index.php/Near-field_radiative_transfer_between_two_semi-infinite_media Results from the application have been checked against data shown in:  Basu, S., Zhang, Z. M. and Fu, C. J. (2009), Review of near-field thermal radiation and its application to energy conversion. Int. J. Energy Res., 33: 1203–1232. doi: 10.1002/er.1607  Francoeur, M. (2010). Near-field radiative transfer: thermal radiation, thermophotovoltaic power generation and optical characterization. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Kentucky: U.S.A.  Mulet, J. P., Joulain, K., Carminati, R., & Greffet, J. J. (2002). Enhanced radiative heat transfer at nanometric distances. Microscale Thermophysical Engineering, 6(3), 209-222.
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- heat transfer
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