Multilevel quantum thermodynamic swap engines

  title={Multilevel quantum thermodynamic swap engines},
  author={Massimiliano F. Sacchi},
  journal={Physical Review A},
  • M. Sacchi
  • Published 30 June 2021
  • Physics
  • Physical Review A
We study energetic exchanges and fluctuations in two-stroke quantum thermodynamic engines where the working fluid is represented by two multilevel quantum systems, i.e. qudits, the heat flow is allowed by relaxation with two thermal reservoirs at different temperatures, and the work exchange is operated by a partial-swap unitary interaction. We identify three regimes of operation (heat engine, refrigerator, and thermal accelerator), present the thermodynamic uncertainty relations between the… 

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