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@article{Zulkowski2014OptimalFE, title={Optimal finite-time erasure of a classical bit.}, author={Patrick R. Zulkowski and Michael R. DeWeese}, journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics}, year={2014}, volume={89 5}, pages={052140} }

- Published 2014 in Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and…

Information erasure inevitably leads to the generation of heat. Minimizing this dissipation will be crucial for developing small-scale information processing systems, but little is known about the optimal procedures required. We have obtained closed-form expressions for maximally efficient erasure cycles for deletion of a classical bit of information stored by the position of a particle diffusing in a double-well potential. We find that the extra heat generated beyond the Landauer bound is… CONTINUE READING