Thermal rectification mechanisms including noncontinuum effects

  title={Thermal rectification mechanisms including noncontinuum effects},
  author={Gregory J Walker},
Thermal rectification is a physical phenomenon where the resistance to heat flow is dependent on the sign of the temperature difference across a solid. This effect could be a useful phenomena to many industries if it could be controlled and optimized. However, experimental evidence shows that thermal rectification is dependent on a large number of competing factors. In addition, theoretical models that allow thermal rectification do not match measurements well largely because of the complexity… CONTINUE READING