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Heat Conduction vs. Radiation
Pyrokinesis is defined as the psychokinetic ability to influence propelling charged particles to high speeds, typically electrons because of their light weight, via an experients own electrical fields or through the remote influence of similar fields.
Experients act as low energy particle accelerators whereby increasing the temperature of systems, or objects, that are not in thermodynamic equilibrium.
Reported limitations include heat conduction verses heat radiation. Heat transfer is due to a temperature gradient, which directs the flow of heat from regions of higher temperatures to regions of lower temperatures.
In conduction, this flow is possible via the direct touch between the experient and an object. Conduction takes place in all forms of matter such as solids, liquids, gases and plasmas, leaving little limitations in regards to the physical properties of a substance or system.
Radiation on the other hand, does not require direct touch, but rather localization to a substance or system. This range of localization is debatable, but is most commonly reported to be within 2 feet, and u
p to 5 feet.
(Adapted from the paper "Manual of Pyrokinesis: Applications, Experimentation, and Measurement” by Theresa M. Kelly, MsD.)