Near-Field Heat Transfer between Multilayer Hyperbolic Metamaterials

Svend-Age Biehs, Philippe Ben-Abdallah
2017 Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung A-A Journal of Physical Sciences  
AbstractWe review the near-field radiative heat flux between hyperbolic materials focusing on multilayer hyperbolic meta-materials. We discuss the formation of the hyperbolic bands, the impact of ordering of the multilayer slabs, as well as the impact of the first single layer on the heat transfer. Furthermore, we compare the contribution of surface modes to that of hyperbolic modes. Finally, we also compare the exact results with predictions from effective medium theory.
doi:10.1515/zna-2016-0351 fatcat:hfr6zqj7f5g7rcr6owfqxccsey