Enhancing Otto-Mobile Efficiency via Addition of a Quantum Carnot Cycle

  1. Dr. Dietrich Papenfuß2,
  2. Professor Dr. Dieter Lüst3 and
  3. Professor Dr. Wolfgang P. Schleich4
  1. Tomáš Opatrný and
  2. Marlan O. Scully

Published Online: 29 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527610853.ch32

100 Years Werner Heisenberg: Works and Impact

100 Years Werner Heisenberg: Works and Impact

How to Cite

Opatrný, T. and Scully, M. O. (2007) Enhancing Otto-Mobile Efficiency via Addition of a Quantum Carnot Cycle, in 100 Years Werner Heisenberg: Works and Impact (eds D. Papenfuß, D. Lüst and W. P. Schleich), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527610853.ch32

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Bonn, Germany

  2. 3

    Humboldt Universität, Institut für Physik, Germany

  3. 4

    Universität Ulm, Abteilung f. Quantenphysik, Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, 89069 Ulm, Germany

Author Information

  1. Department of Physics, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 27 AUG 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527403929

Online ISBN: 9783527610853

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Keywords:

  • quantum physics;
  • enhancing Otto-mobile efficiency;
  • addition of a quantum Carnot cycle;
  • internal degrees of freedom of an ideal gas

Summary

It was shown recently that one can improve the efficiency of the Otto cycle by taking advantage of the internal degrees of freedom of an ideal gas [M. O. Scully, “The Quantum Afterburner”, Phys. Rev. Lett., to be published]. Here we discuss the limiting improvement of the efficiency by considering reversible cycles with both internal and external degrees of freedom.