Probing Quantum Fluctuations of Work with a Trapped Ion

  title={Probing Quantum Fluctuations of Work with a Trapped Ion},
  author={Yao Lu and Shuoming An and Jingning Zhang and Kihwan Kim},
  journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics},
In this chapter, we illustrate how a trapped ion system can be used for the experimental study of quantum thermodynamics, in particular, quantum fluctuation of work. As technology of nano/micro scale develops, it becomes critical to understand thermodynamics at the quantum mechanical level. The trapped ion system is a representative physical platform to experimentally demonstrate quantum phenomena with excellent control and precision. We provide a basic introduction of the trapped ion system… 
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