Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of harmonically trapped bosons

Miguel Ángel García-March, Thomás Fogarty, Steve Campbell, Thomas Busch, Mauro Paternostro

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We apply the framework of non-equilibrium quantum thermodynamics to the physics of quenched small-size bosonic quantum gases in a harmonic trap. By studying the temporal behaviour of the Loschmidt echo and of the atomic density profile within the trap, which are informative of the non-equilibrium physics and the correlations among the particles, we establish a link with the statistics of (irreversible) work done on the system. This highlights interesting connections between the degree of inter-particle entanglement and the non-equilibrium thermodynamics of the system.
Original languageEnglish
Article number103035
Number of pages17
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2016

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27 pages, 15 figures


  • quant-ph
  • cond-mat.quant-gas


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