Beyond Stefan-Boltzmann Law: Thermal Hyper-Conductivity

Evgenii E. Narimanov, Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University
Igor I. Smolyaninov, Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University

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Beyond Stefan-Boltzmann law: Thermal hyper-conductivity Evgenii E. Narimanov; Igor I. Smolyaninov 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. (C) 2011 Optical Society of America


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