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The Resource Irreversibility and dissipation in microscopic systems, Édgar Roldán, (electronic book)

Irreversibility and dissipation in microscopic systems, Édgar Roldán, (electronic book)

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Irreversibility and dissipation in microscopic systems
Title
Irreversibility and dissipation in microscopic systems
Statement of responsibility
Édgar Roldán
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Language
eng
Summary
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
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GW5XE
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Roldán, Édgar
Dewey number
536.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC318.I7
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Springer Theses,
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  • Nonequilibrium thermodynamics
  • Energy dissipation
  • Statistical mechanics
Label
Irreversibility and dissipation in microscopic systems, Édgar Roldán, (electronic book)
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Publication
Note
"Doctoral thesis accepted by Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain."
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Control code
SPR881715411
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 211 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319070797
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unknown
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-07079-7
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
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not applicable
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unknown
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Electronic resource.
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remote
Label
Irreversibility and dissipation in microscopic systems, Édgar Roldán, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
"Doctoral thesis accepted by Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Control code
SPR881715411
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 211 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319070797
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-07079-7
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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