Measurement-based formulation of quantum heat engines

  title={Measurement-based formulation of quantum heat engines},
  author={Hayashi Masahito and Tajima Hiroyasu},
There exist two formulations for quantum heat engine that models an energy transfer between two microscopic systems. One is semi-classical scenario, and the other is full quantum scenario. The former is formulated as a unitary evolution for the internal system, and is adopted by the community of statistical mechanics. In the latter, the whole process is formulated as unitary, and is adopted by the community of quantum information. This paper proposes a model for quantum heat engine that… CONTINUE READING