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Entropy 2010, 12(8), 1885-1901; doi:10.3390/e12081885

Reflections on Friction in Quantum Mechanics

The Fritz Haber Institute For Molecular Dynamics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Received: 30 June 2010 / Accepted: 6 August 2010 / Published: 9 August 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Entropy and Friction Volume 2)
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Abstract

Distinctly quantum friction effects of three types are surveyed: internalfriction, measurement-induced friction, and quantum-fluctuation-induced friction. We demonstrate that external driving will lead to quantum internal friction, and critique the measurement-based interpretation of friction. We conclude that in general systems will experience internal and external quantum friction over and beyond the classical frictional contributions.
Keywords: quantum friction; dissipation; open system quantum friction; dissipation; open system
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