The local approach to quantum transport may violate the second law of thermodynamics

  title={The local approach to quantum transport may violate the second law of thermodynamics},
  author={Amikam Levy and Ronnie Kosloff},
Clausius statement of the second law of thermodynamics reads: Heat will flow spontaneously from a hot to cold reservoir. This statement should hold for transport of energy through a quantum network composed of small subsystems each coupled to a heat reservoir. When the coupling between nodes is small, it seems reasonable to construct a local master equation for each node in contact with the local reservoir. The energy transport through the network is evaluated by calculating the energy flux… Expand

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