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Survival and extreme statistics of work in steady-state heat engines

  title={Survival and extreme statistics of work in steady-state heat engines},
  author={Gonzalo Manzano and 'Edgar Rold'an},
Gonzalo Manzano 2 and Édgar Roldán Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems IFISC (UIB-CSIC), Campus Universitat Illes Balears, E-07122 Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information IQOQI, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Boltzmanngasse 3, 1090 Vienna, Austria. International Centre for Theoretical Physics ICTP, Strada Costiera 11, I-34151, Trieste, Italy 

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