Sebastian, KL (2000) Molecular ratchets: Verification of the principle of detailed balance and the second law of dynamics. In: Physical Review E, 61 (1). pp. 937-939.
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We argue that the recent experiments of Kelly et al. [Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 36, 1866 (1997)] on molecular ratchets, in addition to being in agreement with the second law of thermodynamics, is a test of the principle of detailed balance for the ratchet. We suggest experiments, using an asymmetric ratchet, to further test the principle. We also point out methods involving a time variation of the temperature to give it a directional motion.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry|
|Date Deposited:||23 Oct 2008 06:57|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:51|
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