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)

## Finite-Size Bath in Qubit Thermodynamics

*J.P. Pekola, S. Suomela, Y.M. Galperin*

We discuss a qubit weakly coupled to a finite-size heat bath (calorimeter) from the point of view of quantum thermodynamics. The energy deposited to this environment together with the state of the qubit provides a basis to analyze the heat and work statistics of this closed combined system. We present results on two representative models, where the bath is composed of two-level systems or harmonic oscillators, respectively. Finally, we derive results for an open quantum system composed of the above qubit plus finite-size bath, but now the latter is coupled to a practically infinite bath of the same nature of oscillators or two-level systems.

*journal of low temperature physics , 1-15*

doi:

*10.1007/s10909-016-1618-5*