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Statistical Physics of Complex Systems

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Quantum thermodynamics I
Theo Nieuwenhuizen
nieuwenh AT science DOT uva DOT nl
Institute for Theoretical Physics
le Wednesday 09 July 2008 à 09h00
Salle de séminaire du groupe de Physique Statistique
I will define the field of quantum thermodynamics as the thermodynamics of a small quantum system coupled to a macroscopic bath and a macroscopic work source. In the absence of a thermodynamics limit, the various formulations of the second law remain different and may or may not be valid anymore. Specific cases will be discussed. If time allows, the role of work transfer for the Berry phase will be discussed.
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