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Entropy production as correlation between system and reservoir
Esposito, Massimiliano; Lindenberg, Katja; Van den Broeck, Christian
2010In New Journal of Physics, 12
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Abstract :
[en] We derive an exact (classical and quantum) expression for the entropy production of a finite system placed in contact with one or several finite reservoirs, each of which is initially described by a canonical equilibrium distribution. Although the total entropy of system plus reservoirs is conserved, we show that system entropy production is always positive and is a direct measure of system–reservoir correlations and/or entanglements. Using an exactly solvable quantum model, we illustrate our novel interpretation of the Second Law in a microscopically reversible finite-size setting, with strong coupling between the system and the reservoirs. With this model, we also explicitly show the approach of our exact formulation to the standard description of irreversibility in the limit of a large reservoir.
Disciplines :
Physics
Author, co-author :
Esposito, Massimiliano  ;  Université Libre de Bruxelles - ULB > Center for Nonlinear Phenomena and Complex Systems
Lindenberg, Katja;  University of California, San Diego > Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and BioCircuits Institute
Van den Broeck, Christian;  Universiteit Hasselt - UH
Language :
English
Title :
Entropy production as correlation between system and reservoir
Publication date :
2010
Journal title :
New Journal of Physics
ISSN :
1367-2630
Publisher :
Institute of Physics Publishing, United Kingdom
Volume :
12
Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
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