The fluctuation theorem for currents in open quantum systems

D. Andrieux, P. Gaspard*, T. Monnai, S. Tasaki

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A quantum-mechanical framework is set up to describe the full counting statistics of particles flowing between reservoirs in an open system under time-dependent driving. A symmetry relation is obtained, which is the consequence of microreversibility for the probability of the nonequilibrium work and the transfer of particles and energy between the reservoirs. In some appropriate long-time limit, the symmetry relation leads to a steady-state quantum fluctuation theorem for the currents between the reservoirs. On this basis, relationships are deduced which extend the Onsager-Casimir reciprocity relations to the nonlinear response coefficients.

Original languageEnglish
Article number043014
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Apr 7

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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