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Entropy 2016, 18(11), 419;

Periodic Energy Transport and Entropy Production in Quantum Electronics

International Center for Advanced Studies, UNSAM, Campus Miguelete, 25 de Mayo y Francia, 1650 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Department of Metal and Semiconductor Physics, NTU “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”, 61002 Kharkiv, Ukraine
Instituto de Física Interdisciplinar y Sistemas Complejos IFISC (UIB-CSIC), E-07122 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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Academic Editor: Ronnie Kosloff
Received: 4 October 2016 / Revised: 14 November 2016 / Accepted: 15 November 2016 / Published: 23 November 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Quantum Thermodynamics)
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The problem of time-dependent particle transport in quantum conductors is nowadays a well established topic. In contrast, the way in which energy and heat flow in mesoscopic systems subjected to dynamical drivings is a relatively new subject that cross-fertilize both fundamental developments of quantum thermodynamics and practical applications in nanoelectronics and quantum information. In this short review, we discuss from a thermodynamical perspective recent investigations on nonstationary heat and work generated in quantum systems, emphasizing open questions and unsolved issues. View Full-Text
Keywords: quantum thermodynamics; time-dependent heat; AC-driven quantum systems quantum thermodynamics; time-dependent heat; AC-driven quantum systems

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Ludovico, M.F.; Arrachea, L.; Moskalets, M.; Sánchez, D. Periodic Energy Transport and Entropy Production in Quantum Electronics. Entropy 2016, 18, 419.

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