Collège Doctoral - Doktorandenkollegien

Statistical Physics of Complex Systems

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Thermo-electric transport in mesoscopic normal metal-superconductor tunnel junctions: physics and applications (3)
Frank Hekking
LPMMC
le Friday 26 November 2010 à 09h00
SC8 (FST)
We finally show that thermal noise generated by a hot resistor R can, under proper conditions, also catalyze heat removal from a normal metal in contact with a superconductor via a tunnel barrier. Such a NIS junction acts as Maxwell's demon, rectifying the heat flow.


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