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dc.contributor.authorVaccaro, Joanen_US
dc.contributor.authorM. Barnett, Stephenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:08:52Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:08:52Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-02-10T02:27:28Z
dc.identifier.issn14712946en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1098/rspa.2010.0577en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/42226
dc.description.abstractLandauer argued that the process of erasing the information stored in a memory device incurs an energy cost in the form of a minimum amount of mechanical work. We find, however, that this energy cost can be reduced to zero by paying a cost in angular momentum or any other conserved quantity. Erasing the memory of Maxwell's demon in this way implies that work can be extracted from a single thermal reservoir at a cost of angular momentum and an increase in total entropy. The implications of this for the second law of thermodynamics are assessed.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherThe Royal Society Publishingen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1770en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1778en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2130en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalProceedings of the Royal Society Aen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume467en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchQuantum Information, Computation and Communicationen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchThermodynamics and Statistical Physicsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode020603en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode020304en_US
dc.titleInformation erasure without an energy costen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, School of Natural Sciencesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2011 Royal Society. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2011
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