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Special Issue "The Landauer Principle: Meaning, Physical Roots and Applications"
A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300). This special issue belongs to the section "Thermodynamics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 December 2020) | Viewed by 32667
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Special Issue Information
The Landauer principle, establishing the energy equivalent of information, has remained as a focus of investigations in the last decade. In spite of the fact that non-equilibrium and quantum extensions of the Landauer principle were reported, the exact meaning and formulation of the principle remain obscure, and both aspects have been the subject of intense discussion. In its strictest, tightest, and simplest meaning, the Landauer principle states that the erasure of one bit of information requires a minimum energy cost equal to kT ln2, where T is the temperature of a thermal reservoir used in the process and k is Boltzmann’s constant. The Landauer principle was also extended to the transmission of information. Recently, the Landauer principle has been intensively criticized. It has been argued that since it is not independent of the second law of thermodynamics, it is either unnecessary or insufﬁcient as an exorcism of Maxwell’s demon. On the other hand, the Landauer principle enables the “informational” reformulation of thermodynamic laws. Thus, the Landauer principle touches the deepest physical roots of thermodynamics.
This Special Issue aims to present different approaches to the physical grounding, understanding, and implementations of the Landauer principle. Submissions addressing engineering applications of the Landauer principle are especially welcome.
Prof. Dr. Edward Bormashenko
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- Landauer principle
- The second law of thermodynamics