An oxide thermal rectifier

Kobayashi, W.; Teraoka, Y.; Terasaki, I.
October 2009
Applied Physics Letters;10/26/2009, Vol. 95 Issue 17, p171905
Academic Journal
We have experimentally demonstrated thermal rectification as bulk effect. According to a theoretical design of a thermal rectifier, we have prepared an oxide thermal rectifier made of two cobalt oxides with different thermal conductivities, and have made an experimental system to detect the thermal rectification. The rectifying coefficient of the device is found to be 1.43, which is in good agreement with the numerical calculation.


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