# Beyond Stefan-Boltzmann law: Thermal hyper-conductivity

@article{Narimanov2012BeyondSL, title={Beyond Stefan-Boltzmann law: Thermal hyper-conductivity}, author={Evgenii Narimanov and Igor I. Smolyaninov}, journal={2012 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)}, year={2012}, pages={1-2} }

We demonstrate that the broadband divergence of the photonic density of states in hyperbolic metamaterials leads to giant increase in radiative heat transfer, beyond the limit set by the Stefan-Boltzmann law. The resulting radiative thermal “hyper-conductivity” may approach the heat conductivity via electrons and phonons in regular solids.

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