Stochastic thermodynamics of macrospins with fluctuating amplitude and direction

Bandopadhyay, S and Chaudhuri, Debasish and Jayannavar, A M (2015) Stochastic thermodynamics of macrospins with fluctuating amplitude and direction. Physical Review E, 92 (032143). ISSN 1539-3755

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We consider stochastic energy balance and entropy production (EP) in a generalized Langevin dynamics of macrospins, allowing for both amplitude and direction fluctuations, under external magnetic field. EP is calculated using a Fokker-Planck equation, distinguishing between reversible and irreversible parts of probability currents. The system entropy increases due to irreversible non-equilibrium processes, and reduces as heat dissipates to the surrounding environment. Using path probability distributions of time-forward trajectories and conjugate trajectories under time reversal, we obtain fluctuation theorems (FT) for total stochastic EP. We show that the choice of conjugate trajectories is crucial in obtaining entropy-like quantities that obey FTs.

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Subjects: Others > Dynamics
Divisions: Department of Physics
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Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2015 09:20
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