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dc.contributor.author Zheng, Jianzhou
dc.contributor.author Zheng, Xiao
dc.contributor.author Zhao, Yang
dc.contributor.author Xie, Yang
dc.contributor.author Yam, Chi Yung
dc.contributor.author Chen, Guan Hua
dc.contributor.author Jiang, Qing
dc.contributor.author Chwang, Allen T.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-03T07:17:44Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-03T07:17:44Z
dc.date.copyright 2007
dc.date.issued 2011-03-03T07:17:44Z
dc.identifier.citation Zheng, J., Zheng, X., Zhao, Y., Xie, Y., Yam, C. Y., Chen, G. H., et al. (2007). Maxwell’s Demon and Smoluchowski’s trap door. Physical Review E, (75), 1-6.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10220/6733
dc.description.abstract A simulation has been performed to reveal the detailed dynamics and statistical behavior of a Maxwell demon of the simplest kind, a trap door held over by a spring inside a box filled with gas molecules. The role of such a demon can be controlled by tuning Smoluchowski’s fluctuations. When the demon is in thermal equilibrium with the rest of the system, it fails to function as designed, and when it is separately subjected to a thermal bath with a different temperature, it creates a temperature or density gradient between the two chambers of the box it divides. As a Maxwell demon, the trap-door device creates more readily a density gradient than that of temperature.
dc.format.extent 6 p.
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Physical review E
dc.rights © 2007 American Physical Society. This paper was published in Physical Review E and is made available as an electronic reprint (preprint) with permission of American Physical Society. The paper can be found at: [Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.75.041109]. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
dc.subject DRNTU::Science::Physics::Heat and thermodynamics.
dc.title Maxwell’s demon and Smoluchowski’s trap door
dc.type Journal Article
dc.contributor.school School of Materials Science and Engineering
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.75.041109
dc.description.version Accepted version

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