Nernst-like effect in a flexible chain

Shuji Tamaki, Keiji Saito

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We investigate heat transport via a charged flexible chain in the presence of magnetic fields. We focus on the Nernst-like effect, where the average positions of particles deviate in the perpendicular direction to the heat flow. This phenomenon is induced by the nonlinear dynamics as well as nonequilibrium state. We develop a linear response formalism to derive a thermodynamic force that induces the Nernst-like effect, and we show that the phenomenon is quantitatively explained. We also discuss the inverse effect, where an external ac-driving force induces finite net heat current in the homogeneous system attached to heat baths with the same temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Article number052134
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Nov 26

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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