Finite Thermal Conductivity in 1D Models Having Zero Lyapunov Exponents

Baowen Li, Lei Wang, Bambi Hu
2002 Physical Review Letters  
Heat conduction in three types of 1D channels are studied. The channels consist of two parallel walls, right triangles as scattering obstacles, and noninteracting particles. The triangles are placed along the walls in three different ways: (a) periodic, (b) disordered in height, and (c) disordered in position. The Lyapunov exponents in all three models are zero because of the flatness of triangle sides. It is found numerically that the temperature gradient can be formed in all three channels,
more » ... t the Fourier heat law is observed only in two disordered ones. The results show that there might be no direct connection between chaos (in the sense of positive Lyapunov exponent) and the normal thermal conduction.
doi:10.1103/physrevlett.88.223901 pmid:12059419 fatcat:yeasavp2fngynhkjm7tvqcxwhq