Our Diode News Pick of the Day August 19, 2020

Here are our choice of Diode News for the day.

New Thermal Diode Could Revolutionize Temperature Management

A novel thermal management technology originally used in aircraft has been adapted for use in other areas.

Through the grant, Jonathan Boreyko, Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), and his team were able to develop planar bridging-droplet thermal diodes, presenting a new approach to thermal management.

The Virginia Tech research team’s project has demonstrated that the novel thermal management approach is both highly efficient and extremely versatile. The results of their study are published in the latest issue of Advanced Functional Materials.

To read the entire article, visit Science Times.

Scientists Design “Acoustic Diode” – Device Would Allow Sound Waves to Propagate in Only One Direction

In research published in Science Advances, a group led by scientists from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS) have used a principle, “magneto-rotation coupling,” to suppress the transmission of sound waves on the surface of a film in one direction while allowing them to travel in the other. This could lead to the development of “acoustic rectifiers”—devices that allow waves to propagate preferentially in one direction, with potential applications in communications technology.

Devices known as “rectifiers,” are extremely important for our technological civilization. The best known are electronic diodes, which are used to convert AC into DC electricity, essentially making electrification possible.

Read the entire article at, Sci Tech Daily.

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