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Title: Experimental demonstration of quantum effects in the operation of microscopic heat engines
Author: Klatzow, James
ISNI:       0000 0004 7966 1521
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2018
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An account of experimental investigations into quantum effects in the operation of heat engines on the atomic scale. It consists of a description of the physical realisation of a heat engine implementation using the negative nitrogen vacancy centre in diamond. Theoretical results extending the idealised theory of quantum heat engines to account for experimental conditions are derived, along with results relating to the limit cycles of cyclic quantum heat engines. Finally the empirical existance of quantum thermodynamic signatures in the operation of microscopic heat engines are presented.
Supervisor: Walmsley, Ian ; Nunn, Josh ; Ledingham, Patrick Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Quantum Thermodynamics ; Physics