Introducing one-shot work into fluctuation relations

@article{Halpern2014IntroducingOW,
title={Introducing one-shot work into fluctuation relations},
author={Nicole Yunger Halpern and A. Garner and O. Dahlsten and V. Vedral},
journal={arXiv: Statistical Mechanics},
year={2014}
}

Two approaches to small-scale and quantum thermodynamics are fluctuation relations and one-shot statistical mechanics. Fluctuation relations (such as Crooks' Theorem and Jarzynski's Equality) relate nonequilibrium behaviors to equilibrium quantities such as free energy. One-shot statistical mechanics involves statements about every run of an experiment, not just about averages over trials.
We investigate the relation between the two approaches. We show that both approaches feature the same… CONTINUE READING