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We study the asymptotic dynamics of arbitrary linear quantum open systems that are periodically driven while coupled with generic bosonic reservoirs. We obtain exact results for the heat flowing from each reservoir, and these results are valid beyond the weak-coupling or Markovian approximations. We prove the validity of the dynamical third law of thermodynamics (Nernst unattainability principle), showing that the ultimate limit for cooling is imposed by a fundamental heating mechanism that dominates at low temperatures, namely the nonresonant creation of excitation pairs in the reservoirs induced by the driving field. This quantum effect, which is missed in the weak-coupling approximation, restores the unattainability principle, the validity of which was recently challenged. © 2017 American Physical Society.


Documento: Artículo
Título:Fundamental limits for cooling of linear quantum refrigerators
Autor:Freitas, N.; Paz, J.P.
Filiación:Departamento de Física, FCEyN, UBA, Ciudad Universitaria, Pabellón 1, Buenos Aires, 1428, Argentina
Instituto de Física de Buenos Aires, UBA CONICET, Ciudad Universitaria, Pabellón 1, Buenos Aires, 1428, Argentina
Palabras clave:Quantum theory; Thermodynamics; Asymptotic dynamics; Bosonic reservoirs; Heating mechanisms; Low temperatures; Markovian approximation; Quantum effects; Quantum open systems; Weak couplings; Quantum electronics
Título revista:Physical Review E
Título revista abreviado:Phys. Rev. E


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Freitas, N. & Paz, J.P. (2017) . Fundamental limits for cooling of linear quantum refrigerators. Physical Review E, 95(1).
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Freitas, N., Paz, J.P. "Fundamental limits for cooling of linear quantum refrigerators" . Physical Review E 95, no. 1 (2017).
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Freitas, N., Paz, J.P. "Fundamental limits for cooling of linear quantum refrigerators" . Physical Review E, vol. 95, no. 1, 2017.
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Freitas, N., Paz, J.P. Fundamental limits for cooling of linear quantum refrigerators. Phys. Rev. E. 2017;95(1).