seminars

CARNOT AND M.A.S.E.RS WHAT’S THE CONNECTION?

Physical and Analytical Chemistry Seminar

Lecturer: Ariel D. Levine

Date:
23-23 Oct 2018 @ 15:30

Location: Faculty Seminar Room

Abstract:

In 1824 French physicist Sadi Carnot proposed a theoretical thermodynamical cycle that provides an upper limit to the efficacy that may be achieved during the conversion of heat to work in a classical thermodynamic engine. In this talk a formulation for a “Quantum Carnot cycle” will be presented, using a 1-D partial in a box framework, and show that the upper limit for the efficacy of such a cycle is the same as the classical Carnot cycle. Finally a manifestation of the second law of thermodynamics will be presented by regarding a 3-level M.A.S.E.R as a heat engine.

 

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