Near-field thermodynamics and nanoscale energy harvesting

@inproceedings{Latella2015NearfieldTA,
  title={Near-field thermodynamics and nanoscale energy harvesting},
  author={Ivan Latella and Agust'in P'erez-Madrid and Luciano C. Lapas and J. Miguel Rub{\'i}},
  year={2015}
}
We study the thermodynamics of near-field thermal radiation between two identical polar media at different temperatures. As an application, we consider an idealized energy harvesting process from sources at near room temperature at the nanoscale. We compute the maximum work flux that can be extracted from the radiation in the near-field regime and compare it with the corresponding maximum work flux in the blackbody regime. This work flux is considerably higher in the near-field regime. For… CONTINUE READING

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