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An idealized reversible Otto cycle working with a single quantum mechanical particle contained in a potential well is investigated based on the Schrödinger equation in this paper. The model of a reversible quantum Otto cycle, which consists of two reversible adiabatic and two constant-well widen branches, is established. As an example, we calculate a particularly simple case in which only two of the eigenstates of the potential well contribute to the wave-function in the well. The relationship between the optimal dimensionless work output W
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2010, VOLUME 14, ISSUE Issue 4, PAGES [879 - 886]
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