Thermalization of quantum systems by finite baths

Autor(en): Gemmer, J 
Michel, M
Stichwörter: ENTROPY; Physics; Physics, Multidisciplinary
Erscheinungsdatum: 2006
Herausgeber: EDP SCIENCES S A
Journal: EUROPHYSICS LETTERS
Volumen: 73
Ausgabe: 1
Startseite: 1
Seitenende: 7
Zusammenfassung: 
We consider a discrete quantum system coupled to a finite bath, which may consist of only one particle, in contrast to the standard baths which usually consist of continua of oscillators, spins, etc. We find that such finite baths may nevertheless equilibrate the system though not necessarily in the way predicted by standard open-system techniques. This behavior results regardless of the initial state being correlated or not.
ISSN: 02955075
DOI: 10.1209/epl/i2005-10363-0

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