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Enhanced performance of joint cooling and energy production

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Author(s):
Entin-Wohlman, O. [1, 2] ; Imry, Y. [3] ; Aharony, A. [1, 2]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Tel Aviv Univ, Raymond & Beverly Sackler Sch Phys & Astron, IL-69978 Tel Aviv - Israel
[2] Ben Gurion Univ Negev, Dept Phys, IL-84105 Beer Sheva - Israel
[3] Weizmann Inst Sci, Dept Condensed Matter Phys, IL-76100 Rehovot - Israel
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review B; v. 91, n. 5 FEB 3 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 34
Abstract

The efficiencies and coefficients of performance of three-terminal devices, comprising two electronic terminals and a thermal one (e.g., a boson bath), are discussed. In particular, two procedures are analyzed. (a) One of the electronic terminals is cooled by investing thermal power (from the thermal bath) and electric power (from voltage applied across the electronic junction); (b) the invested thermal power from the boson bath is exploited to cool one electronic terminal and to produce electric power. Rather surprisingly, the coefficient of performance of (b) can be enhanced as compared to that of (a). (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/11973-4 - ICTP South American Institute for Fundamental Research: a regional center for theoretical physics
Grantee:Nathan Jacob Berkovits
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants