Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Scopus Web of Science® Altmetric
Type: Journal article
Title: Thermodynamic energy exchange in a moving plate capacitor
Author: Davis, B.
Abbott, D.
Parrondo, J.
Citation: Chaos, 2001; 11(3):747-754
Publisher: Amer Inst Physics
Issue Date: 2001
ISSN: 1054-1500
Statement of
B. R. Davis, D. Abbott, and J. M. R. Parrondo
Abstract: In this paper we describe an apparent paradox concerning a moving plate capacitor driven by thermal noise from a resistor. The plates are attracted together, but a demon restores the plates of the capacitor to their original position when the voltage across the capacitor is small-hence only small forces are present for the demon to work against. The demon has to work harder than this to avoid the situation of perpetual motion, but the open question is how? This is unsolved, however we explore the concept of a moving plate capacitor by examining the case where it is still excited by thermal noise, but where the restoring force on the capacitor plates is provided by a simple spring rather than some unknown demon. We display simulation results with interesting behavior, particularly where the capacitor plates collide with each other. (c) 2001 American Institute of Physics.
Rights: Copyright © 2001 American Institute of Physics
RMID: 0020010227
DOI: 10.1063/1.1394191
Appears in Collections:Electrical and Electronic Engineering publications

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
hdl_2323.pdfPublished version219.67 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.