Thermal Diode

The term thermal diode is sometimes used for a (possibly non-electrical) device which causes heat to flow preferentially in one direction. Or, the term may be used to describe an electrical (semiconductor) diode in reference to a thermal effect or function. Or the term may be used to describe both situations, where an electrical diode is used as a heat-pump or thermoelectric cooler.

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Thermal Diode - Advancements
... A team at MIT is working for construction of thermal diodes that convert heat to electricity at lower temperatures than before ... The efficiency of present thermal diodes is about 18% between the temperature range of 200-300 degree celsius.The researchers have found various ways of improving the efficiency of the thermal ...