Emergent thermodynamics in a quenched quantum many-body system

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dc.contributor.author Dorner, Ross
dc.contributor.author Goold, John
dc.contributor.author Cormick, Cecilia
dc.contributor.author Paternostro, Mauro
dc.contributor.author Vedral, Vlatko
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-04T09:02:30Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-04T09:02:30Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Dorner, R., Goold, J., Cormick, C., Paternostro, M. and Vedral, V. (2012) 'Emergent thermodynamics in a quenched quantum many-body system', Physical Review Letters, 109(16), 160601 (5pp). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.160601 en
dc.identifier.volume 109
dc.identifier.issued 16
dc.identifier.issn 0031-9007
dc.identifier.issn 1079-7114
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/4622
dc.identifier.doi 10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.160601
dc.description.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. en
dc.description.sponsorship Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council ("New Directions for EPSRC Research Leaders'' initiative (EP/G004579/1); Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (Marie Curie International Mobility fellowship) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher American Physical Society en
dc.relation.uri https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.160601
dc.rights © 2012, American Physical Society en
dc.subject Free energy differences en
dc.subject Fluctuation theorem en
dc.subject Foundations en
dc.subject Dynamics en
dc.subject Entropy en
dc.title Emergent thermodynamics in a quenched quantum many-body system en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother John Goold, Physics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: jgoold@phys.ucc.ie en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.internal.wokid WOS:000310003200003
dc.contributor.funder Leverhulme Trust
dc.contributor.funder Ministry of Education - Singapore
dc.contributor.funder National Research Foundation
dc.contributor.funder John Templeton Foundation
dc.contributor.funder Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung
dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology
dc.contributor.funder Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Physical Review Letters en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress jgoold@phys.ucc.ie en
dc.identifier.articleid 160601

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