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Rotating Minimal Thermodynamic Systems

Version 1 : Received: 11 November 2021 / Approved: 12 November 2021 / Online: 12 November 2021 (14:50:51 CET)

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Bormashenko, E. Rotating Minimal Thermodynamic Systems. Entropy 2022, 24, 168. Bormashenko, E. Rotating Minimal Thermodynamic Systems. Entropy 2022, 24, 168.


Minimal rotating thermodynamic systems are addressed. Particle m placed into the rotating symmetrical double-well potential (bowl), providing binary logical system is considered. The condition providing the transfer of the particle from one frictionless half-well to another, and in this way possibility to record 1 bit of information is derived. The procedure of recording turns out to be irreversible; it is impossible to return the particle to its initial state under rotation about the same axis. The same rotating double-well system exerted to the thermal noise is considered. Minimal rotating thermal engine built of the rotating chamber, movable partition and the particle confined within the chamber is treated. Rotation of the system displaces the partition; thus, enabling erasing of one bit information. Erasing of 1 bit of information is due to the inertia (centrifugal force) acting on the partition. Isothermal expansion of the “minimal gas” expectedly gives rise to the Landauer bound. Compression of the “gas” with the rotation around the same axis is impossible and demands the additional axis of rotation. The interrelation between the possibility of recording/erasing information and the symmetry of the system is considered.


rotating systems; double-well potential; inertia force; minimal thermal engine; Landauer bound; symmetry.


Physical Sciences, Thermodynamics

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