# Giant radiation heat transfer through micron gaps

@article{Nefedov2011GiantRH, title={Giant radiation heat transfer through micron gaps}, author={Igor S. Nefedov and Constantin R. Simovski}, journal={Physical Review B}, year={2011}, volume={84}, pages={195459} }

Near-field heat transfer between two closely spaced radiating media can exceed in orders radiation through the interface of a single black body. This effect is caused by exponentially decaying (evanescent) waves which form the photon tunnel between two transparent boundaries. However, in the mid-infrared range it holds when the gap between two media is as small as few tens of nanometers. We propose a new paradigm of the radiation heat transfer which makes possible the strong photon tunneling…

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Abstract
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