Regensburg 2019 – wissenschaftliches Programm
DY 9.6: Vortrag
Montag, 1. April 2019, 17:00–17:15, H19
Cooperative efficiency boost for quantum heat engines — David Gelbwaser-Klimovsky1, Wassilij Kopylov2, and •Gernot Schaller2 — 1Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA — 2Institut für Theoretische Physik, Technische Universität Berlin, D-10623 Berlin, Germany
The power and efficiency of many-body single-stroke heat engines can be boosted by performing cooperative non-adiabatic operations in contrast to the commonly used adiabatic implementations. The key property relies on the fact that non-adiabaticity allows for cooperative effects, that can use the thermodynamic resources only present in the collective non-passive state of a many-body system. In particular, we discuss an analytic formula for the efficiency of a quantum Otto cycle, which increases with the number of copies used and reaches a many-body bound, which we discuss analytically.
 D. Gelbwaser-Klimovsky, W.Kopylov, and G. Schaller, Cooperative efficiency boost for quantum heat engines, arXiv:1809.02564.