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# Theory of molecular machines. I. Channel capacity of molecular machines.

@article{Schneider1991TheoryOM, title={Theory of molecular machines. I. Channel capacity of molecular machines.}, author={Thomas D. Schneider}, journal={Journal of theoretical biology}, year={1991}, volume={148 1}, pages={83-123} }

- Published 1991 in Journal of theoretical biology

Like macroscopic machines, molecular-sized machines are limited by their material components, their design, and their use of power. One of these limits is the maximum number of states that a machine can choose from. The logarithm to the base 2 of the number of states is defined to be the number of bits of information that the machine could "gain" during its operation. The maximum possible information gain is a function of the energy that a molecular machine dissipates into the surrounding… CONTINUE READING

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