Scuola Normale Superiore
Quantum heat engines. Microscopic theory, illustrative example and solid state implementation
At the very foundation of the theory of thermodynamics lies the observed fact that no machine can beat the efficiency of a Carnot engine. We address the question of what is the microscopic origin of this observed macroscopic fact. This is not a only a fundamental question but also a very practical one: Understanding the operation of thermal machines at the microscopic scale can help us design efficient and powerful nano heat engines.
Este coloquio se llevará a cabo el Jueves 12/03 a las 14hs en el Aula de Seminarios del Depto. de Física, 2do piso, Pab. 1, Ciudad Universitaria.