Near-field radiative heat transfer between dielectric-based metamaterials separated by a sub-wavelength vacuum gap is analyzed. Metamaterials made of silicon carbide spherical inclusions within a dielectric host medium of potassium bromide are considered. We show for the first time that surface polariton mediated near-field radiative heat transfer in both TE and TM polarizations may occur between dielectric-based structures. The results presented in this work also demonstrate that it is possible to engineer materials with designer radiative properties, which is crucial in many emerging energy conversion technologies.
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Near-Field Thermal Radiation Between Mie Resonance-Based Metamaterials
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Francoeur, M, Basu, S, & Petersen, SJ. "Near-Field Thermal Radiation Between Mie Resonance-Based Metamaterials." Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Third International Conference on Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer. ASME 2012 Third International Conference on Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. March 3–6, 2012. pp. 451-453. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/MNHMT2012-75009
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