Selected Publications

- Slippage and Boundary Layer Probed in an Almost Ideal Gas by a Nanomechanical Oscillator

M. Defoort et al., Phys. Rev. Lett.**113**, 136101 (2014) - Evidence for the role of normal-state electrons in nanoelectromechanical damping mechanisms at very low temperatures

K.J. Lulla et al., Phys. Rev. Lett.**110**, 177206 (2013) - Phase Diagram of the Topological Superfluid
^{3}He Confined in a Nanoscale Slab Geometry

L.V. Levitin et al., Science**340**, 841-844 (2013) - Energy and angular momentum balance in wall-bounded quantum turbulence at very low temperatures

J.J. Hosio et al., Nature Commun.**4**, 1614 (2013) - Evidence for Helical Nuclear Spin Order in GaAs Quantum Wires

C.P. Scheller et al., Phys. Rev. Lett.**112**, 066801 (2013) - Observation of a roton collective mode in a two-dimensional Fermi liquid

H. Godfrin et al., Nature**483**, 576 (2012) - The Josephson heat interferometer

F. Giazotto, M.J. Martinez-Perez, Nature**492**, 401 (2012)

## Nonequilibrium fluctuations in quantum heat engines: Theory, example, and possible solid state experiments

*M. Campisi, J. Pekola, R. Fazio*

We study stochastic energetic exchanges in quantum heat engines. Due to microreversibility, these obey a fluctuation relation, called the heat engine fluctuation relation, which implies the Carnot bound: no machine can have an efficiency greater than Carnot's efficiency. The stochastic thermodynamics of a quantum heat engine (including the joint statistics of heat and work and the statistics of efficiency) are illustrated by means of an optimal two-qubit heat engine, where each qubit is coupled to a thermal bath and a two-qubit gate determines energy exchanges between the two qubits. We discuss possible solid-state implementations with Cooper-pair boxes and flux qubits, quantum gate operations, and fast calorimetric on-chip measurements of single stochastic events.

*new journal of physics 17 , 1-14*

doi:

*10.1088/1367-2630/17/3/035012*