Irreversibility and Dissipation in Microscopic Systems - Springer Theses (Paperback)
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Irreversibility and Dissipation in Microscopic Systems - Springer Theses (Paperback)

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Paperback 211 Pages / Published: 17/09/2016
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After an insightful introductory part on recent developments in the thermodynamics of small systems, the author presents his contribution to a long-standing problem, namely the connection between irreversibility and dissipation. He develops a method based on recent results on fluctuation theorems that is able to estimate dissipation using only information acquired in a single, sufficiently long, trajectory of a stationary nonequilibrium process. This part ends with a remarkable application of the method to the analysis of biological data, in this case, the fluctuations of a hair bundle.

The third part studies the energetics of systems that undergo symmetry breaking transitions. These theoretical ideas lead to, among other things, an experimental realization of a Szilard engine using manipulated colloids.

This work has the potential for important applications ranging from the analysis of biological media to the design of novel artificial nano-machines.

Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
ISBN: 9783319383842
Number of pages: 211
Weight: 3635 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 13 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201

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