Near-field radiation transport between two planes

By Majid alDosari1, Greg Walker2

1. Vanderbilt 2. Vanderbilt University

Calculates the radiation exchange between two parallel half-spaces

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Version .9w - published on 18 Mar 2015

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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.

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References Results from the application have been checked against data shown in: [1] 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 [2] Francoeur, M. (2010). Near-field radiative transfer: thermal radiation, thermophotovoltaic power generation and optical characterization. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Kentucky: U.S.A. [3] 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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  • Majid alDosari, Greg Walker (2015), "Near-field radiation transport between two planes," (DOI: 10.4231/D30G3H01S).

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