Quantum collisional thermostats

  title={Quantum collisional thermostats},
  author={Jorge Tabanera and Ines Luque and Samuel L. Jacob and Massimiliano Esposito and Felipe Barra and Juan M. R. Parrondo},
  journal={New Journal of Physics},
Collisional reservoirs are becoming a major tool for modelling open quantum systems. In their simplest implementation, an external agent switches on, for a given time, the interaction between the system and a specimen from the reservoir. Generically, in this operation the external agent performs work onto the system, preventing thermalization when the reservoir is at equilibrium. One can recover thermalization by considering an autonomous global setup where the reservoir particles colliding… 
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