Thermal Rectification in Billiardlike Systems

Eckmann, Jean-Pierre and Mejía-Monasterio, Carlos (2006). Thermal Rectification in Billiardlike Systems. "Physical Review Letters", v. 97 (n. 9); pp.. ISSN 0031-9007. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.094301.

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Title: Thermal Rectification in Billiardlike Systems
Author/s:
  • Eckmann, Jean-Pierre
  • Mejía-Monasterio, Carlos
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Physical Review Letters
Date: 28 August 2006
ISSN: 0031-9007
Volume: 97
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Agroforestal
Creative Commons Licenses: None

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Abstract

We study the thermal rectification phenomenon in billiard systems with interacting particles. This interaction induces a local dynamical response of the billiard to an external thermodynamic gradient. To explain this dynamical effect we study the steady state of an asymmetric billiard in terms of the particle and energy reflection coefficients. This allows us to obtain expressions for the region in parameter space where large thermal rectifications are expected. Our results are confirmed by extensive numerical simulations.

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Item ID: 53293
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/53293/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:53293
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.094301
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.094301
Deposited by: Dr. Carlos Mejia-Monasterio
Deposited on: 19 Dec 2018 08:04
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2018 08:04
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