Applied Physics A

, Volume 103, Issue 3, pp 547–550 | Cite as

Control of near-field radiative heat transfer via surface phonon–polariton coupling in thin films

  • Mathieu Francoeur
  • M. Pinar MengüçEmail author
  • Rodolphe Vaillon


The possibility of controlling near-field radiative heat transfer with the use of silicon carbide thin films supporting surface phonon–polaritons in the infrared spectrum is explored. For this purpose, the local density of electromagnetic states is calculated and analyzed within the nanometric gap formed between two SiC films as well as the radiative heat flux exchanged between the thin layers.


Radiative Heat Thermal Emission Radiative Heat Transfer Thermal Spectrum Spectral Location 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mathieu Francoeur
    • 1
  • M. Pinar Mengüç
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Rodolphe Vaillon
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  3. 3.Ozyegin UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  4. 4.Université de LyonCNRS, INSA-Lyon, UCBL, CETHIL, UMR5008VilleurbanneFrance

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