UCLA Researchers Develop Revolutionary Thermal Transistor for Precise Heat Control

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, have developed a new type of transistor known as a “thermal transistor” that can precisely control heat flow at the single-molecule level. The device takes advantage of atomic bonding at the nanoscale, allowing manipulation of heat flow through the application of an electrical field.

This breakthrough could have applications in preventing overheating in electronic devices, capturing and reusing wasted heat energy, and improving the efficiency of various systems, including lithium-ion batteries and combustion engines. The thermal transistor’s design is considered revolutionary, offering immense practical applications and potential for future innovations in heat management and computing paradigms.