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Photoelectric effect induced by blackbody radiation: a theoretical analysis of a potential heat energy harvesting mechanism

@inproceedings{DAbramo2014PhotoelectricEI,
  title={Photoelectric effect induced by blackbody radiation: a theoretical analysis of a potential heat energy harvesting mechanism},
  author={Germano D’Abramo},
  year={2014}
}
The photoelectric effect induced by blackbody radiation could be a mechanism to harvest ambient thermal energy at a uniform temperature. Here, I describe (without going too much into mathematical details) the theoretical model I developed starting from 2010 to study that phenomenon, and I summarize the results of the numerical simulations. Simulations tell us that the process must be there. Moreover, at least two experimental tests have been performed in the past years that seem to corroborate… 

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