Dissipation in computation

W. Porod, R. O. Grondin, D. K. Ferry, G. Porod

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The question of the energy dissipation in the computational process is considered. Contrary to previous studies, dissipation is found to be an integral part of computation. A complementarity is suggested between systems that are describable in thermodynamic terms and systems that can be used for computation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)232-235
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1984

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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