Title:Quantum Journal Club: Experimental realization of a Szilard engine with a singl
Speaker: Yao Lu Tsinghua University
Time: 2014-10-30 15:00-2014-10-30 16:00
Venue:FIT 1-222


The most succinct manifestation of the second law of thermodynamics is the limitation imposed by the Landauer principle on the amount of heat a Maxwell demon (MD) can convert into free energy per single bit of information obtained in a measurement. We propose and realize an electronic MD based on a single-electron box operated as a Szilard engine, where kBT ln 2 of heat is extracted from the reservoir at temperature T per one bit of created information. The information is encoded in the position of an extra electron in the box.

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