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Optical Tweezers: Experimental Demonstrations of the Fluctuation Theorem

Carberry, David


In the late 19th and early 20th centuries famous scientists like Boltzmann, Loschmidt, Maxwell and Einstein tried, unsuccessfully, to find the link between the time-reversible equations of motion of individual molecules and irreversible thermodynamics. The solution to this puzzle was found in 1993, and the link is now known as the Fluctuation Theorem (FT). In the decade that followed theory and computer simulation tested the FT and, in 2002, an experiment indirectly demonstrated the FT.¶ This...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005-10
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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