4-29 September 2017
Nordita, Stockholm
Europe/Stockholm timezone

Stochastic thermodynamics with a time-dependent system-bath coupling

27 Sep 2017, 14:00
1h
122:026 (Nordita, Stockholm)

122:026

Nordita, Stockholm

Speaker

Prof. Erik Aurell (KTH)

Description

Stochastic thermodynamics in Sekimoto's formulation is based on a division of the world into three parts: the System, the External System, which can influence the System by modifying the System's potential energy, and the Bath. Usually the system-bath coupling is taken constant, but one could also imagine that this depends explicity on time. Does such a change lead to heat or change in internal energy (or both)? I will discuss such issues and the motivation which led me to it, problems in an approach to quantum heat.

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