# Optimal performance of endoreversible quantum refrigerators.

@article{Correa2014OptimalPO, title={Optimal performance of endoreversible quantum refrigerators.}, author={Luis A. Correa and Jos{\'e} P. Palao and Gerardo Adesso and Daniel Alonso}, journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics}, year={2014}, volume={90 6}, pages={ 062124 } }

The derivation of general performance benchmarks is important in the design of highly optimized heat engines and refrigerators. To obtain them, one may model phenomenologically the leading sources of irreversibility ending up with results that are model independent, but limited in scope. Alternatively, one can take a simple physical system realizing a thermodynamic cycle and assess its optimal operation from a complete microscopic description. We follow this approach in order to derive the…

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