Irreversible Thermodynamics for Quantum Systems Weakly Coupled to Thermal Reservoirs

  1. Stuart A. Rice
  1. Herbert Spohn1 and
  2. Joel L. Lebowitz2

Published Online: 14 MAR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470142578.ch2

Advances in Chemical Physics: For Ilya Prigogine, Volume 38

Advances in Chemical Physics: For Ilya Prigogine, Volume 38

How to Cite

Spohn, H. and Lebowitz, J. L. (1978) Irreversible Thermodynamics for Quantum Systems Weakly Coupled to Thermal Reservoirs, in Advances in Chemical Physics: For Ilya Prigogine, Volume 38 (ed S. A. Rice), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470142578.ch2

Editor Information

  1. Department of Chemistry and The James Franck Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Author Information

  1. 1

    Belfer Graduate School of Science, Yeshiva University, New York, N. Y.

  2. 2

    Service de Physique Théorique, CEN Saclay Gif-sur- Yvette, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAR 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1978

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471038832

Online ISBN: 9780470142578

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Keywords:

  • irreversible thermodynamics;
  • quantum systems;
  • thermal reservoirs;
  • minimal entropy production principle;
  • stationarity approach

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Microscopic Model

  • The Weak Coupling Limit

  • Detailed Balance and the KMS Condition

  • Entropy Production

  • Approach to Stationarity

  • Onsager Relations

  • Principle of Minimal Entropy Production