Thermodynamic work from operational principles

@article{Gallego2016ThermodynamicWF,
  title={Thermodynamic work from operational principles},
  author={R. Gallego and J. Eisert and H. Wilming},
  journal={New Journal of Physics},
  year={2016},
  volume={18},
  pages={103017}
}
  • R. Gallego, J. Eisert, H. Wilming
  • Published 2016
  • Physics, Mathematics
  • New Journal of Physics
  • In recent years we have witnessed a concentrated effort to make sense of thermodynamics for small-scale systems. One of the main difficulties is to capture a suitable notion of work that models realistically the purpose of quantum machines, in an analogous way to the role played, for macroscopic machines, by the energy stored in the idealisation of a lifted weight. Despite several attempts to resolve this issue by putting forward specific models, these are far from realistically capturing the… CONTINUE READING
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