Linear thermal circulator based on Coriolis forces

Huanan Li, Tsampikos Kottos
2015 Physical Review E  
We show that the presence of a Coriolis force in a rotating linear lattice imposes a non-reciprocal propagation of the phononic heat carriers. Using this effect we propose the concept of Coriolis linear thermal circulator which can control the circulation of a heat current. A simple model of three coupled harmonic masses on a rotating platform allow us to demonstrate giant circulating rectification effects for moderate values of the angular velocities of the platform.
doi:10.1103/physreve.91.020101 pmid:25768443 fatcat:zp3anla7ybbfvfpkfhc2uvk4wy