Volume 48, Number 4, November II 1999
|365 - 371
|01 September 2002
Isothermal Maxwell daemon as a molecular rectifier
Institute of Physics of Charles University and Department of Chemical Physics and Optics Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Ke Karlovu 3-5 CZ-121 16 Prague 2, Czech Republic
Accepted: 15 September 1999
A standard quantum model of the interacting particle vs. single-mode phonon system under the influence of a thermodynamic bath is considered for very specific values of the parameters involved. The resulting computer-exact solutions show then the isothermal Maxwell daemon property reported so far for just a few exceptional non-trivial models. Owing to specific dynamical effects in the particle-phonon system, the resulting long-time particle site occupation probabilities are incompatible with the usual equilibrium statistical thermodynamics.
PACS: 05.30.-d – Quantum statistical mechanics / 82.20.Mj – Nonequilibrium kinetics / 82.40.-g – Chemical kinetics and reactions: special regimes and techniques
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