Quantum Lenoir Engine with a Single Particle System in a One Dimensional Infinite Potential Well

Yohanes Dwi Saputra


Lenoir engine based on the quantum system has been studied theoretically to increase the thermal efficiency of the ideal gas. The quantum system used is a single particle (as a working fluid instead of gas in a piston tube) in a one-dimensional infinite potential well with a wall that is free to move. The analogy of the appropriate variables between classical and quantum systems makes the three processes for the classical Lenoir engine applicable to the quantum system. The thermal efficiency of the quantum Lenoir engine is found to have the same formulation as the classical one. The higher heat capacity ratio in the quantum system increases the thermal efficiency of the quantum Lenoir engine by 56.29% over the classical version at the same compression ratio of 4.41.


compression ratio, potential well, thermal efficiency, quantum Lenoir engine

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26418/positron.v9i2.34850


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