Diploma and Master Thesis

Solid-state thermal rectifier

Thermal rectification is a phenomenon in which thermal transport along a specific axis is dependent upon the sign of the temperature gradient or heat current. Currently several mechanisms for thermal rectification have been proposed including surface roughness/flatness at material contacts, thermal potential barrier between material contacts, difference in temperature dependence of thermal conductivity between dissimilar materials at a contact, nanostructured asymmetry, anharmonic lattices and quantum thermal systems. The research is based on development of numerical model for characterization of thermal rectification in different materials and geometries.

Prerequisite knowledge: basic programming knowledge

Contact person: Assist. Katja Klinar

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