Heat flow in classical and quantum systems and thermal rectification

  title={Heat flow in classical and quantum systems and thermal rectification},
  author={Giulio Casati and Carlos Mej{\'i}a-Monasterio},
  journal={arXiv: Statistical Mechanics},
The understanding of the underlying dynamical mechanisms which determine the macroscopic laws of heat conduction is a long standing task of non‐equilibrium statistical mechanics. A better understanding of the mechanism of heat conduction may lead to potentially interesting applications based on the possibility to control the heat flow. Indeed, different models of thermal rectifiers has been recently proposed in which heat can flow preferentially in one direction. Although these models are far… Expand
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