Work statistics, irreversible heat and correlations build-up in joining two spin chains

T. J.G. Apollaro, Gianluca Francica, Mauro Paternostro, Michele Campisi*

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Abstract

We investigate the influences of quantum many-body effects, such as criticality and the existence of factorization fields, in the thermodynamic cost of establishing a bonding link between two independent quantum spin chains. We provide a physical interpretation of the behavior of irreversible work spent in such a process by linking the phenomenology of such quantities to the properties of the spectrum of the system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014023
Number of pages9
JournalPhysica Scripta
Volume2015
Issue numberT165
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 07 Oct 2015

Keywords

  • quantum correlations
  • quantum spin chains
  • quantum thermodynamics
  • work statistics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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