A preliminary list of references in the field of quantum information and foundations of thermodynamics.

A.E. Allahverdyan, K. V. Hovhannisyan, D. Janzing, G. Mahler, 

"Thermodynamic limits of dynamic cooling",

Phys. Rev. E 84, 041109 (2011).

[DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.84.041109]

J. Anders, S. Shabbir, S. Hilt, E. Lutz, 

"Landauer's principle in the quantum domain",

Elect. Proc. Comp. Sci. 26:13 (2010).

[arXiv] [DOI: 10.4204/EPTCS.26.2]

V. Blickle, C. Bechinger,

"Realization of a micrometre-sized stochastic heat engine",

Nature Physics (2011).

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J. Chan, T. P. Mayer Alegre, A. H. Safavi-Naeini, J. T. Hill, A. Krause, S. Groeblacher, M. Aspelmeyer, O. Painter,

"Laser cooling of a nanomechanical oscillator into its quantum ground state",

Nature 478, 89 (2011).

[DOI: 10.1038/nature10461]

M. Cramer, C.M. Dawson, J. Eisert, T.J. Osborne,

"Exact relaxation in a class of non-equilibrium quantum lattice systems",

Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 030602 (2008).

[arXiv] [DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.030602]

M. Cramer, J. Eisert,

"A quantum central limit theorem for non-equilibrium systems: Exact local relaxation of correlated states",
New J. Phys. 12, 055020 (2010).

M. Cramer, C.M. Dawson, J. Eisert, T.J. Osborne,

"Exact relaxation in a class of non-equilibrium quantum lattice systems",

Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 030602 (2008).

[arXiv] [DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.030602]

S. Deffner, E. Lutz,

"Generalized Clausius inequality for nonequilibrium quantum processes",
Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 170402 (2010).

[DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.170402]

S. Deffner, E. Lutz,

"Nonequilibrium entropy production for open quantum systems",
Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 140404 (2011).

[DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.140404]

R. Dillenschneider, E. Lutz,

"Energetics of quantum correlations",
EPL 88, 50003 (2009).

[arXiv] [DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/88/50003]

R. Dillenschneider and E. Lutz,

"Memory erasure in small systems",
Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 210601 (2009).

[arXiv] [DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.210601]

C. Gogolin, M. P. Müller, J. Eisert,

"Absence of thermalization in nonintegrable systems",

Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 040401 (2011).

[arXiv] [DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.040401]

C. Gogolin,

"Pure state quantum statistical mechanics",



C. Gogolin,

"Einselection without pointer states",

Phys. Rev. E 81, 051127 (2010),

[arXiv] [DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.81.051127]

M. Hartmann, G. Mahler, and O. Hess,

"Existence of temperature on the nanoscale",

Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 080402 (2004),

[DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.93.080402]

M. Hossein Partovi,

"Quantum Thermodynamics",

Phys. Let. A 137, 440-444 (1989),

[DOI: 10.1016/0375-9601(89)90221-1]

D. Janzing,

"On the computational power of molecular heat engines",

J. Stat. Phys. (2005).

[DOI: 10.1007/s10955-005-8015-9]

D. Janzing,

"Is there a physically universal cellular automaton or Hamiltonian?",



D. Janzing, P. Wocjan, R. Zeier, R. Geiss, T. Beth,

"Thermodynamic cost of reliability and low temperatures: Tightening Landauer's principle and the Second Law",

Int. J. Theor. Phys. (2000) .


M. Kastner,

"Diverging equilibration times in long-range quantum spin models ",

Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 130601 (2011).

[arXiv] [DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.130601]

S. W. Kim, T. Sagawa, S. De Liberato, M. Ueda, 

"Quantum Szilard engine",

Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 070401 (2011).

[arXiv] [DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.070401]

T. Kinoshita, T. Wenger, D. S. Weiss,

"A quantum Newton's cradle",
Nature 440, 900 (2006).

[DOI: 10.1038/nature04693]

A. Lenard,

"Thermodynamical proof of the Gibbs formula for elementary quantum systems",
J. Stat. Phys. 17, 575-586 (1978).

[DOI: 10.1007/BF01011769]

N. Linden, S. Popescu, A. Short, A. Winter,

"Quantum mechanical evolution towards thermal equilibrium",

Phys. Rev. E 79:061103 (2009).

[DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.79.061103]

A. Mari, J. Eisert,

"Cooling by heating: very hot thermal light can significantly cool quantum systems",

Phys. Rev. Lett. 108. 120602 (2012).

[DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.120602]

M. Müller, O. Dahlsten, V. Vedral,

"Unifying typical entanglement and coin tossing: on randomization in probabilistic theories",



M. Müller, D. Gross, J. Eisert,

 "Concentration of measure for quantum states with a fixed expectation value", Comm. Math. Phys. 303, 785 (2011).

[DOI: 10.1007/s00220-011-1205-1]

S. Popescu, A. Short, A. Winter,

"Entanglement and the foundations of statistical mechanics",

Nature Physics 2, 754-758 (2006).

[arXiv] [DOI: 10.1038/nphys444]

J. Rau,

"Inferring the Gibbs state of a small quantum system",

Phys. Rev. A 84, 012101 (2011) .


 J. Rau,

"Reconstructing the relaxation dynamics induced by an unknown heat bath",

Physics Letters A 376, 370-373 (2012)

[arXiv]  [DOI: 10.1016/j.physleta.2011.12.007]

P. Reimann,

"Foundation of Statistical Mechanics under experimentally realistic conditions",

Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 190403 (2008).

[DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.190403]

A. Riera, C. Gogolin, J. Eisert,

"Thermalization in nature and on a quantum computer",

Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 080402 (2012).

[DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.080402]

L. del Rio, J. Aberg, R. Renner, O. Dahlsten, V. Vedral,

"The thermodynamic meaning of negative entropy",

Nature 474 (2011).

[arXiv] [DOI: 10.1038/nature10123]

T. Sagawa and M. Ueda, 

"Second law of thermodynamics with discrete quantum feedback control"

Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 080403 (2008).

[DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.080403]

T. Sagawa and M. Ueda,

"Minimal Energy Cost for Thermodynamic Information Processing: Measurement and Information Erasure",

Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 250602 (2009)

[DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.250602]

T. Sagawa, M. Ueda,

"Generalized Jarzynski Equality under Nonequilibrium Feedback Control",

Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 090602 (2010).

[DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.090602]

P. G. Steeneken, K. Le Phan, M. J. Goossens, G. E. J. Koops, G. J. A. M. Brom, C. van der Avoort, J. T. M. van Beek,

"Piezoresistive heat engine and refrigerator",

Nature Physics 7, 354–359 (2011).

[arXiv]  [DOI: 10.1038/nphys1871]

S. Toyabe, T. Sagawa, M. Ueda, E. Muneyuki, M. Sano,

"Experimental demonstration of information-to-energy conversion and validation of the generalized Jarzynski equality"

Nature Physics, 6, 988 (2010).

[DOI: 10.1038/nphys1821]

S. Trotzky, Y.-A. Chen, A. Flesch, I. P. McCulloch, U. Schollwoeck, J. Eisert, I. Bloch,

"Probing the relaxation towards equilibrium in an isolated strongly correlated 1D Bose gas",

Nature Physics (2012).

[arXiv] [DOI: 10.1038/nphys2232]

J.A. Vaccaro and S.M. Barnett,

"Information erasure without an energy cost",
Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A 467, 1770-1778 (2011)
[DOI] [arXiv:1004.5330].

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