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Special Issue "Energy, Entropy and Information in Nano- and Quantum-Electronics"

A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Patrick P. Potts

Division of Mathematical Physics, Lund University
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Interests: quantum thermodynamics; fluctuations and quantum measurements; single-electron sources

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The fields of stochastic and quantum thermodynamics generalize the theory of thermodynamics to a regime where fluctuations and measurements play a fundamental role. Powerful results have been established in these fields, including fluctuation theorems and thermodynamic uncertainty relations. Furthermore, the connection between information and entropy becomes particularly relevant on the nanoscale. This has resulted in a number of insights based on realizations of established thought experiments, such as Maxwell’s demon and Szilard’s engine.

Due to their high degree of control, small electronic systems provide ideal candidates to investigate thermodynamics on the nanoscale. In particular, all ingredients required to investigate heat and energy transport, as well as the thermodynamics of information, are available. This Special Issue aims at providing a focus on modern developments in these highly exciting topics related to energy, entropy, and information in nano- and quantum-electronics.

Dr. Patrick P. Potts
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Entropy is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Quantum thermodynamics
  • Stochastic thermodynamics
  • Thermodynamics of information
  • Quantum electronics
  • Quantum transport
  • Heat transport
  • Fluctuation theorems
  • Thermodynamic uncertainty relations
  • Maxwell’s demon

Published Papers

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