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    Addendum: Behavior of a bipartite system in a cavity

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    This note is an Addendum to our previous article [Phys. Rev. A \textbf{81}, 053820 (2010)]. We show that under the assumption of a Bose-Einstein distribution for the thermal reservoir, zero-temperature properties of the entangled states considered there are not changed by heating, for temperatures up to the order of room temperatures. In this case, the system is dissipative in free space and presents stability for a small cavity, both for T=0 and for finite temperature.Comment: Revtex, 04 pages no figures, Version as accepted for publication in Phys. Rev.

    Magnetic effects on spontaneous symmetry breaking/restoration in a toroidal topology

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    We study temperature and finite-size effects on the spontaneous symmetry breaking/restoration for a scalar field model under the influence of an external magnetic field, at finite chemical potential. We use the 2PI formalism and consider the large-NN limit. We find that there is a minimal size of the system to sustain the broken phase, which diminishes as the applied field increases but is independent of the chemical potential. We analyze the critical curves and show that the magnetic field enhances the broken-phase regions, while increasing the chemical potential leads to a diminishement of the critical temperature.Comment: Five pages, five figures, version as accepted for publication in Phys. Rev.

    Behavior of a bipartite system in a cavity

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    We study the time evolution of a superposition of product states of two dressed atoms in a spherical cavity in the situations of an arbitrarily large cavity (free space) and of a small one. In the large-cavity case, the system dissipates, whereas, for the small cavity, the system evolves in an oscillating way and never completely decays. We verify that the von Neumann entropy for such a system does not depend on time, nor on the size of the cavityComment: 9 pages 2 figures, Revtex, Version accepted to be published in Physical Review
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