On entropy production for controlled Markovian evolution

Michele Pavon, Francesco Ticozzi

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We consider thermodynamic systems with finitely many degrees of freedom and subject to an external control action. We derive some basic results on the dependence of the relative entropy production rate on the controlling force. Applications to macromolecular cooling and to controlling the convergence to equilibrium rate are sketched. Analogous results are derived for closed and open n-level quantum systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number063301
JournalJournal of Mathematical Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics


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