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Organic molecule fluorescence as an experimental test-bed for quantum jumps in thermodynamics

Overview of attention for article published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences, August 2017
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Title
Organic molecule fluorescence as an experimental test-bed for quantum jumps in thermodynamics
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Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences, August 2017
DOI 10.1098/rspa.2017.0099
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Authors

Cormac Browne, Tristan Farrow, Oscar C. O. Dahlsten, Robert A. Taylor, Vedral Vlatko

Abstract

We demonstrate with an experiment how molecules are a natural test bed for probing fundamental quantum thermodynamics. Single-molecule spectroscopy has undergone transformative change in the past decade with the advent of techniques permitting individual molecules to be distinguished and probed. We demonstrate that the quantum Jarzynski equality for heat is satisfied in this set-up by considering the time-resolved emission spectrum of organic molecules as arising from quantum jumps between states. This relates the heat dissipated into the environment to the free energy difference between the initial and final state. We demonstrate also how utilizing the quantum Jarzynski equality allows for the detection of energy shifts within a molecule, beyond the relative shift.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 12%
Unknown 15 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 24%
Student > Postgraduate 3 18%
Researcher 2 12%
Unspecified 1 6%
Professor 1 6%
Other 3 18%
Unknown 3 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 10 59%
Unspecified 2 12%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 6%
Chemistry 1 6%
Unknown 3 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 April 2018.
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#1,676,828
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Outputs from Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences
#245
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Outputs of similar age
#66,696
of 296,063 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences
#2
of 12 outputs
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