Thermodynamics and the measure of entanglement

Sandu Popescu, Daniel Rohrlich

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We point out formal correspondences between thermodynamics and entanglement. By applying them to previous work, we show that entropy of entanglement is the unique measure of entanglement for pure states.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R3319-R3321
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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