Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 70, Number 2, May 2015
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Physics of Energy Transfer, Conversion and Storage|
|Published online||19 May 2015|
Engineering the accurate distortion of an object’s temperature-distribution signature
Department of Physics, State Key Laboratory of Surface Physics, and Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced Microstructures, Fudan University, Shanghai
200433, P.R. China
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Revised: 15 January 2015
Accepted: 7 April 2015
Published online: 19 May 2015
It is up to now a challenge to control the conduction of heat. Here we develop a method to distort the temperature distribution signature of an object at will. As a result, the object accurately exhibits the same temperature distribution signature as another object that is predetermined, but actually does not exist in the system. Our finite element simulations confirm the desired effect for different objects with various geometries and compositions. The underlying mechanism lies in the effects of thermal metamaterials designed by using this method. Our work is of value for applications in thermal engineering.
© EDP Sciences, 2015
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