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Title: Computation of radiative heat transport across a nanoscale vacuum gap

Radiation heat transport across a vacuum gap between two half-spaces is studied. By consistently applying only the fundamental laws of physics, we obtain an algebraic equation that connects the temperatures of the half-spaces and the heat flux between them. The heat transport coefficient generated by this equation for such structures matches available experimental data for nanoscale and larger gaps without appealing to any additional specific mechanisms of energy transfer.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. University of California, Etcheverry Hall, MC 1740, Berkeley, California 94720-1740 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22283168
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 104; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; CALCULATION METHODS; FADDEEV EQUATIONS; HEAT FLUX; HEAT TRANSFER; NANOSTRUCTURES