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Dissipation-driven selection in non-equilibrium chemical networks

  title={Dissipation-driven selection in non-equilibrium chemical networks},
  author={D. M. Busiello and Shiling Liang and P. Rios},
  journal={arXiv: Statistical Mechanics},
Life has most likely originated as a consequence of processes taking place in non-equilibrium conditions (\textit{e.g.} in the proximity of deep-sea thermal vents) selecting states of matter that would have been otherwise unfavorable at equilibrium. Here we present a simple chemical network in which the selection of states is driven by the thermodynamic necessity of dissipating heat as rapidly as possible in the presence of a thermal gradient: states participating to faster reactions contribute… Expand
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