Maximum one-shot dissipated work from Rényi divergences.

@article{Halpern2018MaximumOD,
  title={Maximum one-shot dissipated work from R{\'e}nyi divergences.},
  author={Nicole Yunger Halpern and Andrew J P Garner and Oscar C. O. Dahlsten and Vlatko Vedral},
  journal={Physical review. E},
  year={2018},
  volume={97 5-1},
  pages={
          052135
        }
}
Thermodynamics describes large-scale, slowly evolving systems. Two modern approaches generalize thermodynamics: fluctuation theorems, which concern finite-time nonequilibrium processes, and one-shot statistical mechanics, which concerns small scales and finite numbers of trials. Combining these approaches, we calculate a one-shot analog of the average dissipated work defined in fluctuation contexts: the cost of performing a protocol in finite time instead of quasistatically. The average… CONTINUE READING
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