Letters in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 75, Issue 1, pp 17–23 | Cite as

A Remark on the Strict Positivity of the Entropy Production



We establish an algebraic criterion which ensures the strict positivity of the entropy production in quantum models consisting of a small system coupled to thermal reservoirs at different temperatures.


Non-equilibrium steady state entropy production weak coupling theory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Zentrum Mathematik, M5Technische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany

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