Radiative heat transfer in 2D Dirac materials

Pablo Rodriguez-Lopez 1 Wang-Kong Tse 2 Diego A. R. Dalvit 2

Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, Institute of Physics: Hybrid Open Access, 2015, 27, pp.214019

We compute the radiative heat transfer between two sheets of 2D Dirac materials, including topological Chern insulators and graphene, within the framework of the local approximation for the optical response of these materials. In this approximation, which neglects spatial dispersion, we derive both numerically and analytically the short-distance asymptotic of the near-field heat transfer in these systems, and show that it scales as the inverse of the distance between the two sheets. Finally, we discuss the limitations to the validity of this scaling law imposed by spatial dispersion in 2D Dirac materials.

  • 1. LPTMS – Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques
  • 2. LANL – Theorical Division
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