Symmetric and antisymmetric forms of the Pauli master equation

Klimenko, A. Y. (2016) Symmetric and antisymmetric forms of the Pauli master equation. Scientific Reports, 6 . doi:10.1038/srep29942

Author Klimenko, A. Y.
Title Symmetric and antisymmetric forms of the Pauli master equation
Journal name Scientific Reports   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2045-2322
Publication date 2016-07-21
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1038/srep29942
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 6
Total pages 11
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract When applied to matter and antimatter states, the Pauli master equation (PME) may have two forms: time-symmetric, which is conventional, and time-antisymmetric, which is suggested in the present work. The symmetric and antisymmetric forms correspond to symmetric and antisymmetric extensions of thermodynamics from matter to antimatter-this is demonstrated by proving the corresponding H-theorem. The two forms are based on the thermodynamic similarity of matter and antimatter and differ only in the directions of thermodynamic time for matter and antimatter (the same in the time-symmetric case and the opposite in the time-antisymmetric case). We demonstrate that, while the symmetric form of PME predicts an equibalance between matter and antimatter, the antisymmetric form of PME favours full conversion of antimatter into matter. At this stage, it is impossible to make an experimentally justified choice in favour of the symmetric or antisymmetric versions of thermodynamics since we have no experience of thermodynamic properties of macroscopic objects made of antimatter, but experiments of this kind may become possible in the future.
Keyword Matter and antimatter states
Pauli master equation (PME)
Symmetric and antisymmetric forms
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