Stochastic thermodynamics and sustainable efficiency in work production.

@article{Gaveau2010StochasticTA,
  title={Stochastic thermodynamics and sustainable efficiency in work production.},
  author={Bernard Gaveau and Martine Moreau and Lawrence S. Schulman},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2010},
  volume={105 6},
  pages={
          060601
        }
}
We propose a novel definition of efficiency, valid for motors in a nonequilibrium stationary state exchanging heat and possibly other resources with an arbitrary number of reservoirs. This definition, based on a rational estimation of all irreversible effects associated with power production, is adapted to the concerns of sustainable development. Under conditions of maximum power production the new efficiency has for upper bound 1/2 in situations relevant for mesoscopic systems. These results… CONTINUE READING

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