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A ratchet for heat transport between identical reservoirs

Das, Souvik and Narayan, Onuttom and Ramaswamy, Sriram (2002) A ratchet for heat transport between identical reservoirs. [Preprint]

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Abstract

A one-dimensional periodic array of elastically colliding hard points, with a non-centrosymmetric unit cell, connected at its two ends to {\em identical but non-thermal} energy reservoirs, is shown to carry a sustained unidirectional energy current.

Item Type: Preprint
Keywords: thermal ratchets;heat conduction;nonequilibrium steady states
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2004
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:12
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/28

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