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Levitating nanoparticles

On the way to equilibrium

The statistical properties of the fluctuations of the entropy production rate are measured for a nanomechanical oscillator relaxing from an out-of-equilibrium steady state towards thermodynamic equilibrium.

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Figure 1: Schematic representation of a conductor whose ends are in contact with two heat baths at temperature TH and TC with TH > TC.


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Ciliberto, S. On the way to equilibrium. Nature Nanotech 9, 334–335 (2014).

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