Reconciliation of quantum local master equations with thermodynamics

  title={Reconciliation of quantum local master equations with thermodynamics},
  author={Gabriele de Chiara and Gabriel T Landi and Adam Hewgill and Brendan Reid and Alessandro Ferraro and Augusto J. Roncaglia and Mauro Antezza},
  journal={New Journal of Physics},
The study of open quantum systems often relies on approximate master equations derived under the assumptions of weak coupling to the environment. However when the system is made of several interacting subsystems such a derivation is in many cases very hard. An alternative method, employed especially in the modeling of transport in mesoscopic systems, consists in using local master equations (LMEs) containing Lindblad operators acting locally only on the corresponding subsystem. It has been… Expand

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