Stochastic energetics of quantum transport

Ghosh, Pulak Kumar ; Ray, Deb Shankar (2006) Stochastic energetics of quantum transport Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear and Soft Matter Physics, 73 (3). 036103_1-036103_9. ISSN 1539-3755

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We examine the stochastic energetics of directed quantum transport due to rectification of nonequilibrium thermal fluctuations. We calculate the quantum efficiency of a ratchet device both in presence and absence of an external load to characterize two quantifiers of efficiency. It has been shown that the quantum current as well as efficiency in absence of load (Stokes efficiency) is higher as compared to classical current and efficiency, respectively, at low temperature. The conventional efficiency of the device in presence of load on the other hand is higher for a classical system in contrast to its classical counterpart. The maximum conventional efficiency being independent of the nature of the bath and the potential remains the same for classical and quantum systems.

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