Near-field thermal transistor.

@article{BenAbdallah2014NearfieldTT,
  title={Near-field thermal transistor.},
  author={Philippe Ben-Abdallah and Svend-Age Biehs},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2014},
  volume={112 4},
  pages={
          044301
        }
}
Using a block of three separated solid elements, a thermal source and drain together with a gate made of an insulator-metal transition material exchanging near-field thermal radiation, we introduce a nanoscale analog of a field-effect transistor that is able to control the flow of heat exchanged by evanescent thermal photons between two bodies. By changing the gate temperature around its critical value, the heat flux exchanged between the hot body (source) and the cold body (drain) can be… 
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