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Title: Efficiency of single-particle engines
Authors: Proesmans, Karel
Driesen, Cedric
Cleuren, Bart
Van den Broeck, Christian
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: AMER PHYSICAL SOC
Citation: PHYSICAL REVIEW E, 92 (3)
Abstract: We study the efficiency of a single-particle Szilard and Carnot engine. Within a first order correction to the quasistatic limit, the work distribution is found to be Gaussian and the correction factor to average work and efficiency only depends on the piston speed. The stochastic efficiency is studied for both models and the recent findings on efficiency fluctuations are confirmed numerically. Special features are revealed in the zero-temperature limit.
Notes: [Proesmans, Karel; Driesen, Cedric; Cleuren, Bart; Van den Broeck, Christian] Hasselt Univ, Fac Sci, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/19679
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.92.032105
ISI #: 000360602800003
ISSN: 1539-3755
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2016
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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