Quantum Thermodynamics in the Refined Weak Coupling Limit



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Rivas Vargas, Ángel (2019) Quantum Thermodynamics in the Refined Weak Coupling Limit. Entropy, 21 (8). p. 725. ISSN 1099-4300

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/e21080725


We present a thermodynamic framework for the refined weak coupling limit. In this limit, the interaction between system and environment is weak, but not negligible. As a result, the system dynamics becomes non-Markovian breaking divisibility conditions. Nevertheless, we propose a derivation of the first and second law just in terms of the reduced system dynamics. To this end, we extend the refined weak coupling limit for allowing slowly-varying external drivings and reconsider the definition of internal energy due to the non-negligible interaction.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:quantum thermodynamics; open quantum systems; non-Markovian quantum dynamics
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Thermodynamics
ID Code:65355
Deposited On:11 May 2021 16:04
Last Modified:11 May 2021 17:59

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