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Title: Finite-time thermodynamics for a single-level quantum dot
Authors: Esposito, M.
Kawai, R.
Lindenberg, K.
VAN DEN BROECK, Christian 
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: EPL ASSOCIATION, EUROPEAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY
Source: EPL, 89 (2)
Abstract: We investigate the finite-time thermodynamics of a single-level fermion system interacting with a particle reservoir. The optimal protocol to extract the maximum work from the system when moving the single energy level between an initial higher value and a final lower value in a finite time is calculated from a quantum master equation. The calculation also yields the optimal protocol to raise the energy level with the expenditure of the least amount of work on the system. The optimal protocol displays discontinuous jumps at the initial and final times. Copyright (C) EPLA, 2010
Notes: [Esposito, M.] Univ Libre Bruxelles, Ctr Nonlinear Phenomena & Complex Syst, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium. [Esposito, M.; Lindenberg, K.] Univ Calif San Diego, Dept Chem & Biochem, La Jolla, CA 92093 USA. [Esposito, M.; Lindenberg, K.] Univ Calif San Diego, BioCircuit Inst, La Jolla, CA 92093 USA. [Kawai, R.] Univ Alabama, Dept Phys, Birmingham, AL 35294 USA. [Van den Broeck, C.] Hasselt Univ, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.
Document URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/10713
ISSN: 0295-5075
e-ISSN: 1286-4854
DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/89/20003
ISI #: 000274848500003
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validations: ecoom 2011
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