TITLE

Nanoscale radiative heat transfer between a small particle and a plane surface

AUTHOR(S)
Mulet, Jean-Philippe; Joulain, Karl; Carminati, Rémi; Greffet, Jean-Jacques
PUB. DATE
May 2001
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;5/7/2001, Vol. 78 Issue 19, p2931
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We study the radiative heat transfer between a small dielectric particle, considered as a point-like dipole, and a surface. In the framework of electrodynamics and using the fluctuation-dissipation theorem, we can evaluate the energy exchange in the near field, which is dominated by the contribution of tunneling waves. The transfer is enhanced by several orders of magnitude if the surface or the particle can support resonant surface waves. An application to local heating is discussed. © 2001 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
4710410

 

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