# Finite-time generalization of the thermodynamic uncertainty relation.

@article{Pietzonka2017FinitetimeGO, title={Finite-time generalization of the thermodynamic uncertainty relation.}, author={Patrick Pietzonka and F. Ritort and U. Seifert}, journal={Physical review. E}, year={2017}, volume={96 1-1}, pages={ 012101 } }

For fluctuating currents in nonequilibrium steady states, the recently discovered thermodynamic uncertainty relation expresses a fundamental relation between their variance and the overall entropic cost associated with the driving. We show that this relation holds not only for the long-time limit of fluctuations, as described by large deviation theory, but also for fluctuations on arbitrary finite time scales. This generalization facilitates applying the thermodynamic uncertainty relation to… CONTINUE READING

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