Heat-pulse rectification in graphene Y junctions: A molecular dynamics simulations

F Pan and CH Li and XN Fu and F Wang and Q Sun and Y Jia, PHYSICA E-LOW- DIMENSIONAL SYSTEMS & NANOSTRUCTURES, 80, 43-47 (2016).

DOI: 10.1016/j.physe.2015.12.026

By using molecular-dynamics simulations, we demonstrate the existence of heat-pulse rectification in graphene Y junctions. Our results show that the heat pulse will separate into two parts when it flows from stem to branches. However, when it flows from branches to stem, substantial part of the heat pulse is reflected back into the branches with no separation. Moreover, we discuss rectification in different type of junctions and find that the preferred heat pulse transport direction depends on the structure of the junctions, which enable us to delicately control the heat rectification in graphene based structures. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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