Thermodynamics in the Quantum Regime

Fundamental Aspects and New Directions

Fundamental Theories of Physics Band 195

Quantum Thermodynamics is a novel research field which explores the emergence of thermodynamics from quantum theory and addresses thermodynamic phenomena which appear in finite-size, non-equilibrium and finite-time contexts. Blending together elements from open quantum systems, statistical mechanics, quantum many-body physics, and  quantum information theory, it pinpoints thermodynamic advantages and barriers emerging from genuinely quantum properties such as quantum coherence and correlations. Owing to recent experimental efforts, the field is moving quickly towards practical applications, such as nano-scale heat devices, or thermodynamically optimised protocols for emergent quantum technologies.

Starting from the basics, the present volume reviews some of the most recent developments, as well as some of the most important open problems in quantum thermodynamics. The self-contained chapters provide concise and topical introductions to researchers who are new to the field. Experts will find them useful as a reference for the current state-of-the-art. In six sections the book covers topics such as quantum heat engines and refrigerators, fluctuation theorems, the emergence of thermodynamic equilibrium, thermodynamics of strongly coupled systems, as well as various information theoretic approaches including Landauer's principle and thermal operations. It concludes with a section dedicated to recent quantum thermodynamics experiments and experimental prospects on a variety of platforms ranging from cold atoms to photonic systems, and NV centres.


This book has been written by over 100 internationally recognized experts in this novel research field. They were invited by the editors based on their expertise. The editors are as follows:

Dr. Felix Binder is an expert on quantum information theoretic approaches to

thermodynamics and also studies quantum models for stochastic processes as well as

quantum correlations. He obtained his DPhil from the University of Oxford and currently

works as a research fellow at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Dr. Luis A. Correa is an expert on open quantum systems interested in the performance

optimisation of quantum thermodynamic cycles (e.g. nano-scale refrigerators and quantum

heat engines). He is also interested in quantum thermometry, or the precise measurement

of ultra-cold temperatures with nano-scale spatial resolution.

Dr. Christian Gogolin is an expert on equilibration and thermalization in closed quantum

systems and has worked on a broad range of topics in quantum many-body and

condensed matter theory, quantum information theory, statistical mechanics, foundations of

quantum mechanics, and several others.

Dr. Janet Anders is an expert in the characterisation of work in the quantum regime and

thermodynamic experiments at the microscale. She has worked on topics in quantum

information theory and quantum thermodynamics, including quantum computation,

entanglement in quantum many-body systems, thermodynamics in the strong coupling

limit, and non-equilibrium dynamics of levitated nanospheres.

Prof. Gerardo Adesso is an expert on quantum information theory and the characterisation

of nonclassical correlations in open quantum systems, including their mathematical

description and their practical applications to quantum technologies such as cooling,

thermometry, optical communication, sensing and metrology.

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Herausgeber Felix Binder, Luis A. Correa, Christian Gogolin, Janet Anders, Gerardo Adesso
Seitenzahl 998
Erscheinungsdatum 11.04.2019
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-3-319-99045-3
Verlag Springer
Maße (L/B/H) 24,2/16,7/5,3 cm
Gewicht 1801 g
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