Stochastic heat engine using an active particle.

  title={Stochastic heat engine using an active particle.},
  author={Aradhana Kumari and Partha Sarathi Pal and Arnab Saha and Sourabh Lahiri},
  journal={Physical review. E},
  volume={101 3-1},
The topic of microscopic heat engine has undergone intensive research in recent years. Microscopic heat engines can exploit thermal as well as active fluctuations to extract thermodynamic work. We investigate the properties of a microscopic Stirling's engine that uses an active (self-propelling) particle as a working substance, in contact with two thermal baths. It is shown that the presence of activity leads to an enhanced performance of the engine. The efficiency can be improved by increasing… 

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