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Maxwell’s demon and Smoluchowski’s trap door
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 ...
Energy dissipation mechanisms in carbon nanotube oscillators
Energy transfer from the translational degrees of freedom to phonon modes is studied for isolated systems of two coaxial carbon nanotubes, which may serve as a nearly frictionless nano-oscillator. It is found that for ...