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Patrick Potts

Postdoctoral fellow

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Physical Implementations of Quantum Absorption Refrigerators

Author

  • Mark T. Mitchison
  • Patrick P. Potts

Summary, in English

Absorption refrigerators are autonomous thermal machines that harness the spontaneous flow of heat from a hot bath into the environment in order to perform cooling. Here we discuss quantum realizations of absorption refrigerators in two different settings: namely, cavity and circuit quantum electrodynamics. We first provide a unified description of these machines in terms of the concept of virtual temperature. Next, we describe the two different physical setups in detail and compare their properties and performance. We conclude with an outlook on future work and open questions in this field of research.

Department/s

  • NanoLund
  • Mathematical Physics

Publishing year

2019-04-02

Language

English

Pages

149-174

Publication/Series

Thermodynamics in the Quantum Regime

Volume

195

Document type

Book chapter

Topic

  • Other Physics Topics
  • Energy Engineering

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0168-1222
  • ISSN: 2365-6425