Near-field radiative energy transfer between sphere-sphere and sphere-flat surfaces

From Thermal-FluidsPedia

Revision as of 09:19, 1 March 2012 by Kpark75 (Talk | contribs)
Jump to: navigation, search

Near-field thermal radiation between two spheres was first reported by Volokitin and Persson [1] by assuming them as dipoles. When there are two spherical nanoparticles whose dielectric constants are ε1 and ε2 , the spectral power dissipated in particle 2 by the electromagnetic field induced by particle 1 can be written using the dipolar approximation as