Volume 111, Number 1, July 2015
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Published online||23 July 2015|
Reset and switch protocols at Landauer limit in a graphene buckled ribbon
1 NiPS Laboratory, Physics Department, Università degli Studi di Perugia - via Pascoli, I-06123 Perugia, Italy
2 INFN Sezione di Perugia - via Pascoli, I-06123 Perugia, Italy
Received: 7 April 2015
Accepted: 26 June 2015
Heat produced during a reset operation is meant to show a fundamental bound known as Landauer limit, while simple switch operations have an expected minimum amount of produced heat equal to zero. However, in both cases, present-day technology realizations dissipate far beyond these theoretical limits. In this paper we present a study based on molecular dynamics simulations, where reset and switch protocols are applied on a graphene buckled ribbon, employed here as a nano electromechanical switch working at the thermodynamic limit.
PACS: 05.70.Ln – Nonequilibrium and irreversible thermodynamics / 81.07.Oj – Nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) / 02.70.Ns – Molecular dynamics and particle methods
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