Description 
1 online resource (xviii, 322 pages) : illustrations 
Series 
Lecture notes in physics, 16166361 ; 799 

Lecture notes in physics ; 799. 00758450

Contents 
Background of the energetics of stochastic processes  Physics of Langevin Equation  Structure of Macroscopic Thermodynamics  Fluctuations in Chemical Reactions  Basics of Stochastic Energetics  Concept of Heat on Mesoscopic Scales  Work on the Mesoscopic Systems  Heat Viewed at Different Scales  Applications of Stochastic Energetics  Control and Energetics  FreeEnergy Transducers 
Summary 
Annotation 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 spatiotemporal 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 nanoparticle?How does heat flow if a Brownian particle pulls a polymer chain?Can one measure the freeenergy 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 freeenergy transducers. It aims in particular at researchers and graduate students working in the fields of nanoscience and technology 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index 
Notes 
Print version record 
Subject 
Stochastic processes.


Thermodynamics.

Form 
Electronic book

LC no. 
2009943129 
ISBN 
9783642054112 

3642054110 

9783642054488 

364205448X 
