Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation

Optimal Performance Analysis of Feynman’s Microscopic Heat Engine

Authors
Yuling Xiao, Jizhou He, Haitao Cheng
Corresponding Author
Yuling Xiao
Available Online April 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmra-15.2015.241How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Feynman’s microscope heat engine; Stochastic motion; Heat leak; Finite time thermodynamics.
Abstract
The model of a Feynman’s microscope heat engine in a one-dimensional lattice is established in this paper. Based on stochastic master equation, the expressions of the current, efficiency and power output of the heat engine are derived analytically. The performance characteristic curves of the power output versus the efficiency are the loop-shaped ones. It shows that the heat engine is irreversible and its efficiency is far less than the Carnot efficiency. Moreover, the influence of the height of barrier and the temperature ratio on the optimal performance of heat engine is analyzed. The heat engine can work at the optimal operation regime by reasonablly choosing the external parameters.
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Proceedings
3rd International Conference on Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation
Part of series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
April 2015
ISBN
978-94-62520-76-9
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmra-15.2015.241How to use a DOI?
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