December 20, 2012

Magnetism Used to Reverse Heat Flow

Edwin Cartlidge, Nature News

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The strange world of quantum mechanics just got a little stranger with the discovery that a magnetic field can control the flow of heat from from one body to another. First predicted nearly 50 years ago, the effect might some day form the basis of a new generation of electronic devices that use heat rather than charge as the information carrier.

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TAGGED: Josephson Effect, Superconductors, Heat, Quantum Mechanics, Magnetism


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