Radiative heat transfer: many-body effects


Department of physics, University of zanjan, Zanjan, Iran;


Heat transfer by electromagnetic radiation is one of the common methods of energy transfer between objects. Using the fluctuation-dissipation theorem, we have studied the effect of particle arrangement in the transmission of radiative heat in many-body systems. In order to show the effect of the structure morphology on the collective properties, the radiative heat transfer is studied and the results are compared for fractal and periodic structures. The calculations for fractals are restricted to the fractal structures based on vicsek model. It is shown that the thermal conductance can be large even for far apart particles in periodic structures. In contrast, it is shown that fractal arranged nanoparticles display complex radiative behavior related to their scaling properties, and heat flux is not of large-range character in such structures.


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