Microscopic thin films are known to have narrow band selective thermal radiation whch have potential applications in selective emitter and absorbers. We propose a methodology to shift the wavelength selectivity in the desired location. Calculation of emissivity and near field radiation for different materials and structures is presented. Emissivity calculations are performed using the standard expressions for Fresnel reflection coefficients. For the near field thermal radiation, we use the analytical expression for transitivity between two half spaces obtained using the dyadic Greens function formalism. We use Maxwell-Garnett-Mie theory to calculate effective dielectric function of media doped with nanoparticles. We observe that spectrum of thermal radiation in far-field and in near-field can be altered using nanoparticles. Moreover spectral properties of mixtures can be characterized using refractive indices. Influence of nanoparticle size and concentration is also studied.

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