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Title: Quantum-Carnot engine for particle confined to 2D symmetric potential well

Carnot model of heat engine is the most efficient cycle consisting of isothermal and adiabatic processes which are reversible. Although ideal gas usually used as a working fluid in the Carnot engine, Bender used quantum particle confined in 1D potential well as a working fluid. In this paper, by following Bender we generalize the situation to 2D symmetric potential well. The efficiency is express as the ratio of the initial length of the system to the final length of the compressed system. The result then is shown that for the same ratio, 2D potential well is more efficient than 1D potential well.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Department of Physics, Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Jl. Pemuda Rawamangun, Jakarta Timur, 13220 (Indonesia)
  2. Department of Physics, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Jawa Barat, 164242 (Indonesia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22488908
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1677; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 5. international conference on mathematics and natural sciences, Bandung (Indonesia), 2-3 Nov 2014; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ADIABATIC PROCESSES; CONFINEMENT; EFFICIENCY; HEAT ENGINES; ISOTHERMAL PROCESSES; LENGTH; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; PARTICLES; POTENTIALS; SYMMETRY; TWO-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; WORKING FLUIDS