Lecture Notes in Physics

Stochastic Energetics

Authors: Sekimoto, Ken

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  • This is the first introductory monograph on this emerging topic by one of the pioneers in the field

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Stochastic Energetics by now commonly designates the emerging field that bridges the gap between stochastic dynamical processes and  thermodynamics.

Triggered by the vast improvements in spatio-temporal resolution in nanotechnology, stochastic energetics develops a framework for quantifying individual realizations of a stochastic process on  the mesoscopic scale of thermal fluctuations.

This is needed to answer such novel questions as:

Can one cool a drop of water by agitating an immersed nano-particle?

How does heat flow if a Brownian particle pulls a polymer chain?

Can one measure the free-energy of a system through a single realization of the associated stochastic process?

This book will take the reader gradually from the basics to the applications: Part I provides the necessary background from stochastic dynamics (Langevin, master equation), Part II introduces how stochastic energetics describes such basic notions as heat and work on the mesoscopic scale, Part III details several applications, such as control and detection processes, as well as free-energy transducers.

It aims in particular at researchers and graduate students working in the fields of nanoscience and technology.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stochastic Energetics
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
799
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-05411-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-05411-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-05410-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26268-5
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 300
Number of Illustrations
94 b/w illustrations
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