# 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