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Experimental Search for Quantum Advantages in Thermodynamics

Project description

Harnessing heat exchanges from quantum mechanics

The laws of thermodynamics frame our understanding of engines and heat exchanges, but discoveries in quantum mechanics show that they may need an update. The EU-funded ESQuAT project seeks to shed light on this by creating a new test circuit for experiments with quantum thermal machines. Researchers will develop an engineered physical bath that can be populated with any spectral distribution. This can then be connected to quantum thermal machines and heat flows can be spectrally tracked. The project will also test three types of refrigerators that cool based on the quantum principles of coherence, measurement backaction and collective effects. The ultimate objective is to make more powerful engines, faster-charging batteries and devices that reduce energy waste.


Net EU contribution
€ 2 124 089,00
412 96 Goteborg

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Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00