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The efficiency of four different and representative models of heat engines under maximum conditions for a figure of merit representing a compromise between useful energy and lost energy (the Ω criterion) is investigated and compared with previous results for the same models where the efficiency is considered at maximum power conditions. It is shown that the(More)
Molecular dynamics simulations of the infrared spectrum of a generic simple polar diatomic in a liquid nonpolar solvent allow to reproduce the different prototypical experimental line shapes of this kind of systems. This is feasible by using different solute-solvent anisotropic potentials at fixed thermodynamic conditions. In the limit cases, the rotation(More)
For a low-dissipation heat engine model we present the role of the partial contact times and the total operational time as control parameters to switch from maximum power state to maximum Ω trade-off state. The symmetry of the dissipation coefficients may be used in the design of the heat engine to offer, in such switching, a suitable compromise between(More)
We analyze work and efficiency for an adiabatic rocking ratchet working under three operating regimes: maximum efficiency, maximum work, and a third one which represents a compromise between them. For all of these regimes the application of very concrete loads and external amplitudes is found necessary in order to obtain the maximum possible values of both(More)
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