|Thermo-electric transport in mesoscopic normal metal-superconductor tunnel junctions: physics and applications (3)|
|vendredi 26 novembre 2010 , 09h00|
|SC 8 (FST)|
We finally show that thermal noise generated by a hot resistor R can, under proper conditions, also catalyze heat removal from a normal metal in contact with a superconductor via a tunnel barrier. Such a NIS junction acts as Maxwell's demon, rectifying the heat flow.