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Negentropy in Many-Body Quantum Systems
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)-Sezione di Cagliari, Monserrato 09042, Italy
Dipartimento di Scienza Applicata e Tecnologia (DISAT-SCUDO)-Politecnico di Torino, Torino 10129, Italy
Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi (ISC–CNR) c/o Politecnico di Torino, Torino 10129, Italy
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)-Sezione di Torino, Torino 10125, Italy
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Academic Editors: Geert Verdoolaege and Kevin H. Knuth
Received: 25 June 2015 / Revised: 26 January 2016 / Accepted: 17 February 2016 / Published: 22 February 2016
Negentropy (negative entropy) is the negative contribution to the total entropy of correlated many-body environments. Negentropy can play a role in transferring its related stored mobilizable energy to colliding nuclei that participate in spontaneous or induced nuclear fusions in solid or liquid metals or in stellar plasmas. This energy transfer mechanism can explain the observed increase of nuclear fusion rates relative to the standard Salpeter screening. The importance of negentropy in these specific many-body quantum systems and its relation to many-body correlation entropy are discussed.
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Quarati, P.; Lissia, M.; Scarfone, A.M. Negentropy in Many-Body Quantum Systems. Entropy 2016, 18, 63.
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Quarati, Piero; Lissia, Marcello; Scarfone, Antonio M. 2016. "Negentropy in Many-Body Quantum Systems." Entropy 18, no. 2: 63.
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