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Title: Efficiency at maximum power in the low-dissipation limit
Authors: Van den Broeck, Christian
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: EPL ASSOCIATION, EUROPEAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY
Citation: EPL, 101 (1)
Abstract: We present a general thermodynamic framework for the low-dissipation limit. In the case of an iso-thermal engine, which converts chemical work into mechanical work, this theory predicts an efficiency at maximum power eta* identically equal to 1/2. For multi-bath thermal machines, we derive bounds for efficiency at maximum power, namely eta(rev)/2 <= eta* <= eta(rev)/(2-eta(rev)), where eta(rev) is the efficiency of the corresponding reversible scenario.
Notes: Hasselt Univ, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/16964
DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/101/10006
ISI #: 000314153700007
ISSN: 0295-5075
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2014
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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