Accession Number : AD1051340

Title :   Workshop on Information Engines at the Frontiers of Nanoscale Thermodynamics

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,23 Jun 2016,22 Jun 2017

Corporate Author : University of California - Davis Davis United States

Personal Author(s) : Crutchfield, James

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Report Date : 01 Nov 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Synthetic nanoscale machines, like their macromolecular biological counterparts, perform tasks that involve the simultaneous manipulation of energy, information, and matter. In this they are information engines systems with two inextricably intertwined characters. The first aspect, call it physical, is the one in which the system seen embedded in a material substrate is driven by, manipulates, stores, and dissipates energy. The second aspect, call it informational, is the one in which the system seen in terms of its spatial and temporal organization generates, stores, loses, and transforms information. Information engines operate by synergistically balancing both aspects to support a given functionality, such as extracting work from a heat reservoir.

Descriptors :   statistical mechanics , information processing , quantum information , nanoelectromechanical systems , uncertainty principle , complex systems , optical lattices , thermodynamic processes , phase transformations , energy bands , control theory

Subject Categories : Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE