No-go results in quantum thermodynamics
Physical Review A
Thermodynamics is one of the fascinating branches of traditional physics which certifies the occurrence of many natural processes. On the other hand, quantum theory is the most acceptable description of the microscopic world. In the present paper, we have studied how the structure of quantum theory prohibits cloning or masking of several thermodynamic quantities, viz., work and energy stored in a quantum state. Our results have important consequences in quantum partial cloning, quantum masking, and on the action of quantum channels.
Guha, Tamal; Alimuddin, Mir; and Parashar, Preeti, "No-go results in quantum thermodynamics" (2020). ISI Best Publications. 91.