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Ramteja Reddy Kondakindi

Hometown: Miryalguda, Telangana, India | Graduation Date: Spring 2019
Mechanical Engineering

AFM Based Near Field Radiation Heat Transfer Measurement

Mentor: Liping Wang
MORE: Fall 2018

The Planck’s theory of blackbody radiation imposes a limit on the maximum radiative transfer between two objects at a given temperature. The objective of the project is to measure the near-field radiation between a silica microsphere and a silica substrate, and to compare it with the theoretical calculations. A custom-designed atomic force microscope (AFM) is being used to facilitate the measurements. The outcomes of this research aim to enhance the fundamental understanding of radiative heat transfer in the near-field, which could lead to advances in microelectronics, optical data storage and thermal systems, including energy conversion devices.