Christian Van den Broeck

Datum: 20 oktober 2015

Locatie: UAntwerp - Campus Groenenborger - T1.05 - Groenenborgerlaan 171 - 2020 Antwerpen

Tijdstip: 16 - 18 uur

Organisatie / co-organisatie: Departemental Physics Colloquia

Korte beschrijving: The department is very proud to welcome Prof. Dr. Christian Van den Broeck for a DPC lecture on October 20th 2015. On this day he will explain more about his research into thermodynamics.

Prof. Dr. Christian Van den Broeck
Hasselt University

Title: Thermodynamic Efficiency Revisited

Abstract: We will review the definition of thermodynamic efficiency. Based on a new, generalised version of the second law of thermodynamics, we will derive universal features of the efficiency at maximum power and of the stochastic efficiency of small machines (sub-micron scale, e.g. Brownian motors and quantum dot photoelectric devices). We will subsequently revisit the implications for the Onsager symmetry.


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