Transfer of heat energy by electromagnetic radiation.


An area of higher kinetic energy transfers thermal energy towards the lower kinetic energy area. High-speed particles clash with particles moving at a slow speed, as a result, slow speed particles increase their kinetic energy. This is a typical form of heat transfer and takes place through physical contact. Conduction is also known as thermal conduction or heat conduction.

Radiant heat is present in some or other form in our daily lives. Thermal radiations are referred to as radiant heat. Thermal radiation is generated by the emission of electromagnetic waves. These waves carry away the energy from the emitting body. Radiation takes place through a vacuum or transparent medium which can be either solid or liquid. Thermal radiation is the result of the random motion of molecules in matter. The movement of charged electrons and protons is responsible for the emission of electromagnetic radiation. Let us know more about radiation heat transfer.