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2 2 A ug 2 01 4 Reply to Schneider et al .

  title={2 2 A ug 2 01 4 Reply to Schneider et al .},
  author={J{\"o}rn Dunkel and Stefan Hilbert},
In their Comment, Schneider et al. claim that the canonical ensemble with negative parameter β provides a consistent thermodynamic description for systems with bounded spectrum, as realized in their recent experiments [6]. This claim is incorrect for several reasons. As already discussed in our paper [7], Ref. [6] purports to have realized a stable population-inverted state, which can only be achieved in a thermally isolated system thus demanding a microcanonical description. As also discussed… 


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