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The Remote Maxwell Demon as Energy Down-Converter
KTH, Centres, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics NORDITA. Stockholm Univ, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2515-3842
2016 (English)In: Foundations of physics, ISSN 0015-9018, E-ISSN 1572-9516, Vol. 46, no 4, 505-516 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

It is demonstrated that Maxwell's demon can be used to allow a machine to extract energy from a heat bath by use of information that is processed by the demon at a remote location. The model proposed here effectively replaces transmission of energy by transmission of information. For that we use a feedback protocol that enables a net gain by stimulating emission in selected fluctuations around thermal equilibrium. We estimate the down conversion rate and the efficiency of energy extraction from the heat bath.

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2016. Vol. 46, no 4, 505-516 p.
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Statistical mechanics, Maxwell's demon, Feedback protocol
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Physical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-184950DOI: 10.1007/s10701-015-9981-7ISI: 000371264500007ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84959202245OAI: diva2:917820

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Available from: 2016-04-07 Created: 2016-04-07 Last updated: 2016-04-07Bibliographically approved

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