We discuss the thermoelectric (TE) transport in billiard systems of interacting particles, coupled to stochastic particle reservoirs. Recently in [1], analytical exact expressions for the TE transport of noninteracting gases of polyatomic molecules were obtained, and a novel microscopic mechanism for the increase of thermoelectric efficiency described. After briefly reviewing the derivation of [1], in this paper we focus on the effects that the particle-particle interaction has on the TE efficiency. We show that interaction reduces the maximal thermodynamic efficiency. However, the mechanism for the efficiency's increase towards its Carnot upper limit, described in [1], remains unaffected.

Thermoelectric transport in billiard systems

CASATI, GIULIO;
2008

Abstract

We discuss the thermoelectric (TE) transport in billiard systems of interacting particles, coupled to stochastic particle reservoirs. Recently in [1], analytical exact expressions for the TE transport of noninteracting gases of polyatomic molecules were obtained, and a novel microscopic mechanism for the increase of thermoelectric efficiency described. After briefly reviewing the derivation of [1], in this paper we focus on the effects that the particle-particle interaction has on the TE efficiency. We show that interaction reduces the maximal thermodynamic efficiency. However, the mechanism for the efficiency's increase towards its Carnot upper limit, described in [1], remains unaffected.
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