Selected Publications

- Slippage and Boundary Layer Probed in an Almost Ideal Gas by a Nanomechanical Oscillator

M. Defoort et al., Phys. Rev. Lett.**113**, 136101 (2014) - Evidence for the role of normal-state electrons in nanoelectromechanical damping mechanisms at very low temperatures

K.J. Lulla et al., Phys. Rev. Lett.**110**, 177206 (2013) - Phase Diagram of the Topological Superfluid
^{3}He Confined in a Nanoscale Slab Geometry

L.V. Levitin et al., Science**340**, 841-844 (2013) - Energy and angular momentum balance in wall-bounded quantum turbulence at very low temperatures

J.J. Hosio et al., Nature Commun.**4**, 1614 (2013) - Evidence for Helical Nuclear Spin Order in GaAs Quantum Wires

C.P. Scheller et al., Phys. Rev. Lett.**112**, 066801 (2013) - Observation of a roton collective mode in a two-dimensional Fermi liquid

H. Godfrin et al., Nature**483**, 576 (2012) - The Josephson heat interferometer

F. Giazotto, M.J. Martinez-Perez, Nature**492**, 401 (2012)

## Dephasing and dissipation in qubit thermodynamics

*J. P. Pekola, Y. Masuyama, Y. Nakamura, J. Bergli, Y.M. Galperin*

We analyze the stochastic evolution and dephasing of a qubit within the quantum jump approach. It allows one to treat individual realizations of inelastic processes, and in this way it provides solutions, for instance, to problems in quantum thermodynamics and distributions in statistical mechanics. We demonstrate that dephasing and relaxation of the qubit render the Jarzynski and Crooks fluctuation relations (FRs) of nonequilibrium thermodynamics intact. On the contrary, the standard two-measurement protocol, taking into account only the fluctuations of the internal energy U, leads to deviations in FRs under the same conditions. We relate the average ⟨e−βU⟩ (where β is the inverse temperature) with the qubit's relaxation and dephasing rates in the weak dissipation limit and discuss this relationship for different mechanisms of decoherence.

*physical review e 91 6, 1-8*

doi:

*10.1103/PhysRevE.91.062109*