Archivi FM 1-07, mp_arc 07-07 , cond-mat/0701124

Author Giovanni Gallavotti

Title Quantum Nonequilibrium and Entropy creation

Abstract In sharp contrast to the corresponding classical systems cases it is not yet understood how to define a mechanical quantity with the interpretation of entropy creation rate for nonequilibrum stationary states of finite quantum systems with finite thermostats. Some aspects of this problem are discussed here in cases in which identifying entropy creation rate as a mechanical observable might be possible.

Keywords Quantum Nonequilibrium, Chaotic Hypothesis, Fluctuation Theorem, Entropy, Large Deviations, Nonequilibrium Statstical Mechanics

Giovanni Gallavotti
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