Quantum Otto engines at relativistic energies

  title={Quantum Otto engines at relativistic energies},
  author={Nathan M. Myers and Obinna Abah and Sebastian Deffner},
  journal={New Journal of Physics},
Relativistic quantum systems exhibit unique features not present at lower energies, such as the existence of both particles and antiparticles, and restrictions placed on the system dynamics due to the light cone. In order to understand what impact these relativistic phenomena have on the performance of quantum thermal machines we analyze a quantum Otto engine with a working medium of a relativistic particle in an oscillator potential evolving under Dirac or Klein–Gordon dynamics. We examine… Expand


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