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Necessarily transient quantum refrigerator
A. Sen, S. Das, A. Misra, , U. Sen
Published in Institute of Physics Publishing
Volume: 125
Issue: 2
We show that it is possible to construct a quantum absorption refrigerator that provides refrigeration only in the transient regime, by using three interacting qubits, each of which is also interacting with a local heat bath. Though the machine does not provide any effective cooling in the steady state, significant cooling of a qubit can be achieved much before the system reaches its steady state. We also demonstrate a scenario where the temperature of the qubit that has to be cooled, decreases monotonically to its minimum steady-state temperature. This facilitates bypassing of precise time control in cooling. We study the behaviour of the ratio of the heat currents of the machine for both the scenarios. The results remain qualitatively unchanged for different models of thermal baths. We also comment on the temporal behaviour of bipartite and multipartite quantum correlations present in the system, when transient cooling without steady-state cooling takes place. © CopyrightEPLA, 2019.
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