MSc Thesis Defense: Björn Annby-Andersson, Maxwell's demon in Quantum Dots

Transport properties and full counting statistics of electrons in double quantum dots operated by Maxwell’s demon

During recent years, Maxwell’s demon has regained interest in the work of understanding the connection between thermodynamics and information theory. This thesis presents transport properties of electrons in a double quantum dot system operated by Maxwell’s demon. The demon transports electrons from a lower to higher chemical potential through a pump-like scheme without performing any net work on the electrons. To describe and simulate the dynamics of the system, we use rate equations, full counting statistics, and a Monte Carlo method. We observe that the implementation of the demon works, and that the three approaches give the same results.