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|Title:||Emergent Thermodynamics in a Quenched Quantum Many-Body System|
|Source:||Dorner, R., Goold, J., Cormick, C., Paternostro, M., Vedral, V. (2012-10-18). Emergent Thermodynamics in a Quenched Quantum Many-Body System. Physical Review Letters 109 (16) : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.160601|
|Abstract:||We study the statistics of the work done, fluctuation relations, and irreversible entropy production in a quantum many-body system subject to the sudden quench of a control parameter. By treating the quench as a thermodynamic transformation we show that the emergence of irreversibility in the nonequilibrium dynamics of closed many-body quantum systems can be accurately characterized. We demonstrate our ideas by considering a transverse quantum Ising model that is taken out of equilibrium by an instantaneous change of the transverse field. © 2012 American Physical Society.|
|Source Title:||Physical Review Letters|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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