Geometric Heat Engines Featuring Power that Grows with Efficiency.

@article{Raz2016GeometricHE,
  title={Geometric Heat Engines Featuring Power that Grows with Efficiency.},
  author={Oren Raz and Yiğit Subaşı and Rami Pugatch},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2016},
  volume={116 16},
  pages={160601}
}
Thermodynamics places a limit on the efficiency of heat engines, but not on their output power or on how the power and efficiency change with the engine's cycle time. In this Letter, we develop a geometrical description of the power and efficiency as a function of the cycle time, applicable to an important class of heat engine models. This geometrical description is used to design engine protocols that attain both the maximal power and maximal efficiency at the fast driving limit. Furthermore… CONTINUE READING