Quantum Thermodynamics of Nanoscale Thermoelectrics and Electronic Devices
Book chapter, 2018

This chapter is intended as a short introduction to electron flow in nanostructures. Its aim is to provide a brief overview of this topic for people who are interested in the thermodynamics of quantum systems, but know little about nanostructures. We particularly emphasize devices that work in the steady-state, such as simple thermoelectrics, but also mention cyclically driven heat engines. We do not aim to be either complete or rigorous, but use a few pages to outline some of the main ideas in the topic. © 2018, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

Quantum Dot

Heat Engine



Robert S. Whitney

Grenoble Alpes University

Rafael Sánchez

Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM)

Janine Splettstoesser

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Applied Quantum Physics

Fundamental Theories of Physics

01681222 (ISSN) 23656425 (eISSN)

978-3-319-99045-3 (ISBN)

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Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

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Embedded Systems

Marine Engineering



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