Seminar of the Institute
Nonequilibrium entropy production for open quantum systems
Wednesday May 11, 2016 16:15:00 CEST
Wednesday May 11, 2016 17:30:00 CEST
Prof. Eric Lutz (FAU Erlangen)
Entropy production is a fundamental quantity of nonequilibrium thermodynamics. We here discuss exact microscopic expressions for the nonequilibrium entropy production of closed and open quantum systems that are driven arbitrarily far from equilibrium, in particular beyond the linear response regime. We additionally consider the entropy production rate, which provides information about the speed of nonequilibrium processes, and show that they are bounded from above for quantum systems. The connection with the notion of quantum speed limit is addressed.