Revealing the Work Cost of Generalized Thermal Baths
AbstractWe derive the work cost of using generalized thermal baths from the physical equivalence of quantum mechanics under unitary transformations. We demonstrate our method by considering a qubit extracting work from a single bath to amplify a cavity field. There, we find that only half of the work investment is converted into useful output, the rest being wasted as heat. These findings establish the method as a promising tool for studying quantum resources within the framework of classical thermodynamics. View Full-Text
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Roulet, A. Revealing the Work Cost of Generalized Thermal Baths. Entropy 2018, 20, 973.
Roulet A. Revealing the Work Cost of Generalized Thermal Baths. Entropy. 2018; 20(12):973.Chicago/Turabian Style
Roulet, Alexandre. 2018. "Revealing the Work Cost of Generalized Thermal Baths." Entropy 20, no. 12: 973.
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