Enhanced energy distribution for quantum information heat engines



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Díaz de la Cruz, José M. and Martín Delgado, Miguel Ángel (2016) Enhanced energy distribution for quantum information heat engines. Entropy, 18 (9). ISSN 1099-4300

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/e18090335


A new scenario for energy distribution, security and shareability is presented that assumes the availability of quantum information heat engines and a thermal bath. It is based on the convertibility between entropy and work in the presence of a thermal reservoir. Our approach to the informational content of physical systems that are distributed between users is complementary to the conventional perspective of quantum communication. The latter places the value on the unpredictable content of the transmitted quantum states, while our interest focuses on their certainty. Some well-known results in quantum communication are reused in this context. Particularly, we describe a way to securely distribute quantum states to be used for unlocking energy from thermal sources. We also consider some multi-partite entangled and classically correlated states for a collaborative multi-user sharing of work extraction possibilities. In addition, the relation between the communication and work extraction capabilities is analyzed and written as an equation.

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© 1996-2017 MDPI AG. We thank the Spanish MINECO (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad) grant FIS2012-33152, FIS2015-67411, the CAM (Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid) research consortium QUITEMAD+ S2013/ICE-2801, and the U.S. Army Research Office through grant W911NF-14-1-0103 for partial financial support.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Exorcize Maxwells demon; Entropy; Erasure; Thermodynamics; Teleportation; Computation; Principle
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Physics-Mathematical models
ID Code:42404
Deposited On:08 May 2017 08:27
Last Modified:08 May 2017 10:04

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