Equilibration and nonclassicality of a double-well potential

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A double-well loaded with bosonic atoms represents an ideal candidate to simulate some of the most interesting aspects in the phenomenology of thermalisation and equilibration. Here we report an exhaustive analysis of the dynamics and steady state properties of such a system locally in contact with different temperature reservoirs. We show that thermalisation only occurs 'accidentally'. We further examine the nonclassical features and energy fluxes implied by the dynamics of the double-well system, thus exploring its finite-time thermodynamics in relation to the settlement of nonclassical correlations between the wells.
Original languageEnglish
Article number19730
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalScientific Reports
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jan 2016


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