Thermodynamics as a theory of resources

Theoretical Physics Division seminar
Speaker and affiliation: 
Professor Michał Horodecki (University of Gdańsk)
Wed, 2016-03-16 11:15
Room 22, NCBJ pavillion at 69 Hoża str. in Warsaw

Thermodynamics as a theory of resources will be presented. Resources are states not in equilibrium with the bath. Permitted operations include thermal operations resulting from interaction of the investigated microscopic state with a large bath of a given temperature in the Gibbs state. Criteria for possible inter-state transitions between diagonal states in the energy base and for arbitrary states of a double-level system result. For microscopic systems these criteria are more restrictive than the traditional criterion of monothonicity of free energy. For many systems in the same state we are then arriving at the clasical second law of thermodynamics.

All interesed are invited.
M. Kowal, W. Piechocki, L. Roszkowski, J. Skalski

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