Author Correction: Hundred-fold enhancement in far-field radiative heat transfer over the blackbody limit

The Original Article was published on 03 September 2018

Correction to: Nature, published online 3 September 2018.

We would like to correct the sentence in our Letter “However, both our detailed computational analysis (see Supplementary Fig. 2) and past computations13–15 suggest that such enhancements are not anticipated for metallic spheres, and very small increases (by a factor of a few) may be expected for dielectric spheres or metallic cylinders.” The work of Fernández-Hurtado et al.1 (ref. 13 in the original Letter) is not limited to the structures described in this statement but also presents a computational study of radiative heat transfer between rectangular dielectric membranes that is consistent with our experimental and computational analysis, and supports our findings that the blackbody limit can be overcome in the far-field. The original Letter has not been corrected online.


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    Fernández-Hurtado, V., Fernández-Domínguez, A. I., Feist, J., García-Vidal, F. J. & Cuevas, J. C. Super-Planckian far-field radiative heat transfer. Phys. Rev. B 97, 045408 (2018).

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Thompson, D., Zhu, L., Mittapally, R. et al. Author Correction: Hundred-fold enhancement in far-field radiative heat transfer over the blackbody limit. Nature 567, E12 (2019).

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