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Failure of Classical Heat Transfer

  1. Feb 1, 2013 #1
    When does the Classical Heat transfer fail / stop to work , i.e, when will the quantum effects have any effect on the heat transfer.

    My problem is a heat transfer between a Spherical Bacterial Spores(an agglomerate) and a hot gas (take Nitrogen) . I really dont know whether the spores can be considered as Solid with a lattice structure

    Also i want to know what is the role of Energy Accommodation Coefficient ?

    Because in classical heat transfer and our calculations we consider it as 1 ,
    but recently came across in a paper that it maybe close to zero , does this affect the heat transfer ?

    I have attached two papers where they say the Enegy accomodation coefficient maybe around zero .
    Please help me out..

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