Thermal diode created at CnrNano  

Pisa - 03.04.2015 - Thermal diode created at CnrNano
Cnr-Nano researchers developed a device that allow heat to flow preferentially in one direction, providing the homologue of an electrical diode. In a paper published in Nature Nanotechnology, researchers show the performances achieved in a hybrid device combining normal metals tunnel-coupled to superconductors, providing the realization of a thermal diode for electronic heat current that could be successfully implemented in true low-temperature solid-state thermal circuits.
Source paper HERE
Press release - in Italian - HERE




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