Volume 109, Number 2, January 2015
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Published online||04 February 2015|
Stochastic efficiency for effusion as a thermal engine
Hasselt University - B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
Received: 21 November 2014
Accepted: 16 January 2015
The stochastic efficiency of effusion as a thermal engine is investigated within the framework of stochastic thermodynamics. Explicit results are obtained for the probability distribution of the efficiency both at finite times and in the asymptotic regime of large deviations. The universal features, derived in Verley et al. (Nat. Commun., 5 (2014) 4721), are reproduced. The effusion engine is a good candidate for both the numerical and experimental verification of these predictions.
PACS: 05.70.Ln – Nonequilibrium and irreversible thermodynamics / 88.05.Bc – Energy efficiency; definitions and standards
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