The thermal properties of a half-defective single-walled carbon nanotube, and one-dimensional (1D) nonlinear lattices were investigated to unveil the mechanism of defect-induced thermal rectification. We propose a model of an asymmetrically defective low-dimensional material to explain the underlying mechanism of thermal rectification obtained in a past experiment in which C9H16Pt was asymmetrically deposited on a nanotube. These numerical approaches show the applicability of asymmetrically defective low-dimensional material to solid-state thermal rectification.
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Defect-Induced Thermal Rectification: Numerical Study on Carbon Nanotube and FPU-Beta Lattice
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Hayashi, H, & Takahashi, K. "Defect-Induced Thermal Rectification: Numerical Study on Carbon Nanotube and FPU-Beta Lattice." Proceedings of the ASME/JSME 2011 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference. ASME/JSME 2011 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. March 13–17, 2011. T30043. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/AJTEC2011-44071
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