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    • Microscopic engine powered by critical demixing 

      Schmidt, F.; Magazzu, Alessandro; Callegari, Agnese; Biancofiore, Luca; Cichos, F.; Volpe, Giovanni (OSA, 2017)
      We propose a new type of engine that is powered by the local, reversible demixing of a critical binary liquid. A microscopic particle is optically trapped and performs revolutions due to the emergence of diffusiophoresis.
    • Nonthermal Quantum Channels as a Thermodynamical Resource 

      Navascués, M.; García-Pintos L.P. (American Physical Society, 2015)
      Quantum thermodynamics can be understood as a resource theory, whereby thermal states are free and the only allowed operations are unitary transformations commuting with the total Hamiltonian of the system. Previous ...