Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.80.172301
Title: Reversal of thermal rectification in quantum systems
Authors: Zhang, L. 
Yan, Y.
Wu, C.-Q. 
Wang, J.-S. 
Li, B. 
Issue Date: 12-Nov-2009
Source: Zhang, L., Yan, Y., Wu, C.-Q., Wang, J.-S., Li, B. (2009-11-12). Reversal of thermal rectification in quantum systems. Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 80 (17) : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.80.172301
Abstract: We study thermal transport in anisotropic Heisenberg spin chains using the quantum master equation. It is found that thermal rectification changes sign when the external homogeneous magnetic field is varied. This reversal also occurs when the magnetic field becomes inhomogeneous. Moreover, we can tune the reversal of rectification by temperatures of the heat baths, the anisotropy, and size of the spin chains. © 2009 The American Physical Society.
Source Title: Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/97820
ISSN: 10980121
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.80.172301
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