Enhancing Ottomobile Efficiency via Addition of a Quantum Carnot Cycle
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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.
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Opatrn, T., & Scully, M. O.
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Opatrný, Tomáš||Scully, Marlan O