Critical remarks on Landauer's principle of erasure-dissipation: Including notes on Maxwell demons and Szilard engines

  title={Critical remarks on Landauer's principle of erasure-dissipation: Including notes on Maxwell demons and Szilard engines},
  author={Laszlo B. Kish and Sunil P. Khatri and Claes G{\"o}ran Granqvist and Janusz M. Smulko},
  journal={2015 International Conference on Noise and Fluctuations (ICNF)},
  • L. Kish, S. Khatri, J. Smulko
  • Published 22 September 2014
  • Physics
  • 2015 International Conference on Noise and Fluctuations (ICNF)
We briefly address Landauer's Principle and some related issues in thermal demons. We show that an error-free Turing computer works in the zero-entropy limit, which proves Landauer's derivation incorrect. To have a physical logic gate, memory or information-engine, a few essential components necessary for the operation of these devices are often neglected, such as various aspects of control, damping and the fluctuation-dissipation theorem. We also point out that bit erasure is typically not… 

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