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Special Issue "Quantum Thermodynamics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 July 2017).
Interests: quantum Thermodynamics; quantum heat engines; quantum refrigerators; quantum dynamics; quantum control; quantum information
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Quantum thermodynamics is the study of the relations between two independent physical theories: thermodynamics and quantum mechanics. Both theories address the same physical phenomena of light and matter. In 1905, Einstein postulated that the requirement of consistency between thermodynamics and electromagnetism leads to the conclusion that light is quantized.
Currently, quantum thermodynamics addresses the emergence of thermodynamic phenomena from quantum mechanics. In addition, to what extent do the paradigms of thermodynamics apply in the quantum domain, when quantum effects, such as quantum correlation, quantum fluctuation, coherences and entanglement, come into play. Emerging novel quantum technology motivates the quest for smaller devices. Such devices operating at the quantum level form the foundation for quantum information and quantum metrology. These devices have to be cooled, requiring quantum refrigerators. Any practical consideration will therefore involve thermodynamical principles.
The field of quantum thermodynamics is going through rapid development with contributions from many fields of science physics, such as open quantum systems, quantum information, quantum optics, statistical physics, solid state, cold atoms, optomechanics and more. This interdisciplinary character leads to different viewpoints. I, therefore, solicit contribution to this Special Issue of the many faces of quantum thermodynamics.
Prof. Dr. Ronnie Kosloff
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- The emergence of thermodynamics from quantum mechanics.
- Thermalization of quantum systems.
- Quantum signatures in thermodynamics.
- Manifestations of quantum phenomena in thermodynamics.
- Quantum heat transport.
- Quantum heat engines and refrigerators.
- Quantum thermodynamic resource theory.
- Experimental realization of quantum thermodynamic effects.
- Quantum fluctuation relations.