Discrete four-stroke quantum heat engine exploring the origin of friction.

@article{Kosloff2002DiscreteFQ,
  title={Discrete four-stroke quantum heat engine exploring the origin of friction.},
  author={Ronnie Kosloff and Tova Feldmann},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2002},
  volume={65 5 Pt 2},
  pages={
          055102
        }
}
  • R. Kosloff, T. Feldmann
  • Published 2002
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
The optimal power performance of a first-principle quantum heat engine model shows friction-like phenomena when the internal fluid Hamiltonian does not commute with the external control field. The model is based on interacting two-level systems where the external magnetic field serves as a control variable. 
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  • T. Feldmann, R. Kosloff
  • Physics, Mathematics
  • Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
  • 2003
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