Is work output optimised in a reversible operation?

O. Kafri, Y. B. Band, R. D. Levine

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Reversibility as a condition for extracting maximal work from engines operating at a finite rate is discussed. It is concluded that in general it is possible to obtain more work along irreversible paths, which allows faster pumping and/or faster relaxation of the working fluid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-443
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Feb 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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