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

  title={Theory of molecular machines. I. Channel capacity of molecular machines.},
  author={Thomas D. Schneider},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  volume={148 1},
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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