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1 DEPARTAMENT DE FISICA FONAMENTAL. UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA - Departament de Física Fonamental 2 Laboratoire Charles Fabry - Naphel LCF - Laboratoire Charles Fabry 3 institut für physik

Abstract : Near-field heat engines are devices that convert the evanescent thermal field supported by a primary source into usable mechanical energy. By analyzing the thermodynamic performance of three-body near-field heat engines, we demonstrate that the power they supply can be substantially larger than that of two-body systems, showing their strong potential for energy harvesting. Theoretical limits for energy and entropy fluxes in three-body systems are discussed and compared with their corresponding two-body counterparts. Such considerations confirm that the thermodynamic availability in energy-conversion processes driven by three-body photon tunneling can exceed the thermodynamic availability in two-body systems.

Author: Ivan Latella - Agustín Pérez-Madrid - J Miguel Rubi - Svend-Age Biehs - Philippe Ben-Abdallah -

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