# Catalysis in Action via Elementary Thermal Operations

@inproceedings{Son2022CatalysisIA, title={Catalysis in Action via Elementary Thermal Operations}, author={Jeongrak Son and Nelly Huei Ying Ng}, year={2022} }

We investigate catalysis in the framework of elementary thermal operations, making use of its unique advantages to il-luminate catalytic dynamics. As ground-work, we establish new technical tools that improve the computability of state transition rules for elementary thermal operations, in particular, providing a full characterization of state transitions for a qutrit system. Using these tools in con-junction with numerical methods, we ﬁnd that by adopting even just a qubit catalyst, one can…

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