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Thermodynamics and Synchronization in Open Quantum Systems

  • Gonzalo Manzano Paule

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction to Open Quantum Systems and Quantum Thermodynamics

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  3. Quantum Synchronization Induced by Dissipation in Many-Body Systems

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  4. Quantum Fluctuation Theorems and Entropy Production

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  5. Quantum Thermal Machines

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  6. Conclusions

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About this book

Introduction

This book explores some of the connections between dissipative and quantum effects from a theoretical point of view. It focuses on three main topics: the relation between synchronization and quantum correlations, the thermodynamical properties of fluctuations, and the performance of quantum thermal machines. Dissipation effects have a profound impact on the behavior and properties of quantum systems, and the unavoidable interaction with the surrounding environment, with which systems continuously exchange information, energy, angular momentum and matter, is ultimately responsible for decoherence phenomena and the emergence of classical behavior. However, there is a wide intermediate regime in which the interplay between dissipative and quantum effects gives rise to a plethora of rich and striking phenomena that has just started to be understood. In addition, the recent breakthrough techniques in controlling and manipulating quantum systems in the laboratory have made this phenomenology accessible in experiments and potentially applicable.

Keywords

Quantum Thermodynamics Quantum Synchronization Quantum Correlations Open Quantum Systems Fluctuation Theorems Quantum Heat Engines Autonomous Thermal Machines Squeezed Thermal Reservoir Non-thermal Reservoir Decoherence-free Subspaces

Authors and affiliations

  • Gonzalo Manzano Paule
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  1. 1.Scuola Normale SuperiorePisaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93964-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-93963-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-93964-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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