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- adj. Alternative spelling of thermalized.
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I agree with Arthur that photosynthesis and respiration should be omitted from the list of processes that are enabled by the GE, through its creation of a free energy differential between the point at which sunlight is thermalised and IR emitted.
Ok, the energies required are ten times higher than for D-T, which sounds crazy when you are talking about temperatures in the billions K, but since fusion using thermalised plasmas is probably a lost cause anyway we might as well consider only those approaches attempting to use more mono-energetic ions.
It moves from the internal energy of the absorbing gases into a relatively stable thermalised volume of local air.
Like with your microwave, this radiation is held on to and then passed on to other constituents and thermalised by that exchange.
On a subnote I do believe that some other components of the solar energy are absorbed by the surface and air become thermalised and emitted in IR band as the exitation or translation energy decays, so can’t entirely be left out of the equation.