Friction and Radiative Heat Exchange in a System of Two Parallel Plates Moving Sideways : Levin-Polevoy-Rytov Theory Revisited

Research paper by G. V. Dedkov, A. A. Kyasov

Indexed on: 20 Feb '18Published on: 20 Feb '18Published in: arXiv - Physics - Mesoscopic Systems and Quantum Hall Effect


It is shown that the fundamental results obtained in the works by Levine, Polevoi, Rytov (1980) and Polevoi (1990), based on the fluctuation-electromagnetic theory by Levine and Rytov, adequately describe the rate of radiative heat exchange and the frictional force in a system of two parallel thick plates in relative lateral motion. A numerically calculated friction force for good metals and thin gaps turns out to be by a factor 107 higher than earlier obtained by Polevoi and increases with increasing conductivity of the metals.