Thermal Diodes?

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Ellabriatua

How do these work? What makes them different from a regular diode?

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Richard

That could help explain thermal stressors.

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LukeKarten

A thermal diode is just your basic two-terminal device. Not much exciting to share.

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TomPeAk

Well, here's an interesting thought. Is a thermal diode really a diode or a transistor (such as a BJT)?

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LukeKarten

Wouldn't the voltage be quite different?

bertus

Hello,

Think of a heat-pump.

Bertus

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JJJ1

The real question is ... do you consider a "thermal diode" a "DIODE" or a "TRANSISTOR?"

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ETS

well, there are thermo diodes and thermo tranistors.