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Irreversibility in non-equilibrium quantum processes: a mesoscopic physics study

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  • UserMauro Paternostro (Belfast)
  • ClockFriday 26 February 2016, 13:30-15:00
  • HousePhysics East 217.

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I will discuss the implication of non-equilibrium quantum thermodynamics for logical irreversibility. I will assess this issue by discussing the role played by the irreversible thermodynamic entropy produced by driving a quantum system out of equilibrium. Such framework will be then illustrated in the context of two recent experiments, one in cavity optomechanics and one involving intra-cavity ultra-cold atom systems, which demonstrate the experimental accessibility of non equilibrium thermodynamics in mesoscopic quantum systems.

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