Two coupled, driven Ising spin systems working as an engine.

  title={Two coupled, driven Ising spin systems working as an engine.},
  author={Debarshi Basu and Joydip Nandi and Arun M. Jayannavar and Rahul Marathe},
  journal={Physical review. E},
  volume={95 5-1},
Miniaturized heat engines constitute a fascinating field of current research. Many theoretical and experimental studies are being conducted that involve colloidal particles in harmonic traps as well as bacterial baths acting like thermal baths. These systems are micron-sized and are subjected to large thermal fluctuations. Hence, for these systems average thermodynamic quantities, such as work done, heat exchanged, and efficiency, lose meaning unless otherwise supported by their full… CONTINUE READING