Reset and switch protocols at Landauer limit in a graphene buckled ribbon

I Neri and M Lopez-Suarez and D Chiuchiu and L Gammaitoni, EPL, 111, 10004 (2015).

DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/111/10004

Heat produced during a reset operation is meant to show a fundamental bound known as Landauer limit, while simple switch operations have an expected minimum amount of produced heat equal to zero. However, in both cases, present-day technology realizations dissipate far beyond these theoretical limits. In this paper we present a study based on molecular dynamics simulations, where reset and switch protocols are applied on a graphene buckled ribbon, employed here as a nano electromechanical switch working at the thermodynamic limit. Copyright (C) EPLA, 2015

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