We study the validity of the Landauer principle in the non-Markovian regime by means of collisional models where the intracollisions inside the reservoir cause memory effects generating system-environment correlations. We adopt the system-environment correlations created during the dynamical process to assess the effect of non-Markovianity on the Landauer principle. Exploiting an exact equality for the entropy change of the system, we find the condition for the violation of the Landauer principle, which occurs when the established system-environment correlations become larger than a threshold. We then generalize the study to the nonequilibrium situation where the system is surrounded by many reservoirs at different temperatures. Our results, verified through collisional models with Heisenberg-type interactions, suggest that the complexity of the environment does not play a significant role in the qualitative mechanisms underlying the violation of the Landauer principle under non-Markovian processes.
|Numero di pagine||10|
|Rivista||Physical Review A|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2019|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics