3 years ago

Simple analytical model of a thermal diode.

Sachin Kaushik, Rahul Marathe, Saurabh Kaushik

Recently there is a lot of attention given to manipulation of heat by constructing thermal devices such as thermal diodes, transistors and logic gates. Many of the models proposed have an asymmetry which leads to the desired effect. Presence of non-linear interactions among the particles is also essential. But, such models lack analytical understanding. Here we propose a simple, analytically solvable model of a thermal diode. Our model consists of classical spins in contact with multiple heat baths and constant external magnetic fields. Interestingly the magnetic field is the only parameter required to get the effect of heat rectification.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1801.07490

DOI: arXiv:1801.07490v1

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