Communications in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 217, Issue 2, pp 285–293

On Entropy Production in Quantum Statistical Mechanics

  • V.  Jakšić
  • C.-A. Pillet

DOI: 10.1007/s002200000339

Cite this article as:
Jakšić, V. & Pillet, CA. Commun. Math. Phys. (2001) 217: 285. doi:10.1007/s002200000339

Abstract:

We propose a definition of entropy production in the framework of algebraic quantum statistical mechanics. We relate our definition to heat flows through the system. We also prove that entropy production is non-negative in natural non-equilibrium steady states.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V.  Jakšić
    • 1
  • C.-A. Pillet
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles Street, 404 Krieger Hall, Baltimore, MD 21218, USAUS
  2. 2.PHYMAT, Universitè de Toulon, B.P. 132, 83957 La Garde Cedex, FranceFR
  3. 3.CPT-CNRS Luminy, Case 907, 13288 Marseille Cedex 9, FranceFR