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Tuesday 19 September 2017   Today  
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           11:00 - 12:00     Quantum information biweekly journal club
Irreversibility and correlations in coupled quantum oscillators

School
NANO SCIENCES

Irreversibility and correlations in coupled quantum oscillators

We investigate the link between the irreversibility generated by a stationary dissipative process and the correlations established within a composite quantum system. We provide two equivalent expressions for the entropy generated in the non-equilibrium steady state of coupled quantum harmonic oscillators that allow for a simple interpretation of the onset of irreversibility. We then unveil
a quantitative relation between the entropy production rate and correlations, both total and quantum, built between the two oscillators. In the small-coupling limit, th ...

           14:00 - 15:00     Weekly Seminar
Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics Group
Colloidal Hard Sphere Crystals and their Interfaces in Density Functional Theory

School
PHYSICS

Farmanieh Seminar Room ...

           14:00 - 15:00     Weekly Seminar
Colloidal Hard Sphere Crystals and their Interfaces in Density Functional Theory

School
NANO SCIENCES

Colloidal Hard Sphere Crystals and their Interfaces in Density Functional Theory

Colloidal hard spheres are an intensely studied model system for addressing nucleation of crystals from metastable liquids. Understanding nucleation requires a precise knowledge about equilibrium crystal structures and free energies. The research presented in this talk addresses necessary equilibrium information for understanding of homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation in the hard sphere system. Classical density functional theory (DFT) of fundamental measure type (FMT) is used to evaluate the fully minimized crystal density profiles and the ...