Department of Physics

Indian Institute Of Technology Madras , Chennai

Coupled systems as quantum thermodynamic machines

Speaker : George Thomas, IMSc, Chennai.


Abstract :

Quantum heat engines and refrigerators are useful probes to study thermodynamic features of quantum systems [1]. In this talk, we consider coupled quantum systems (spins or oscillators) as the working media of quantum thermodynamic machines [2,3]. I will discuss bounds of efficiency in these models. We also show the impact of quantum correlations in optimal work extraction [3]. Further, we compare the performances of coupled spin-1/2 systems and coupled quantum oscillators with similar interactions. I will also discuss friction in quantum heat engines [4].

[1] R. Kosloff, Entropy, 15(6), 2100 (2013).
[2] G. Thomas and R. S. Johal, Phys. Rev. E 83, 031135 (2011).
[3] G. Thomas, M. Banik, and S. Ghosh, Entropy 19 (9), 442 (2017).
[4] G. Thomas and R. S. Johal, Eur. Phys. J. B 87, 166 (2014).

Key Speaker George Thomas, IMSc, Chennai.
Guests None
Place S N Bose Hall (HSB 210)
Start Time 12:00 PM
Finish Time 1:00 PM
External Link None