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  • Main Title Measuring Thermodynamic Length


  • Author: Crooks, Gavin E
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: Physical Biosciences Division
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Berkeley, California
    Additional Info: Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (United States)


  • Creation: 2007-09-07


  • English


  • Content Description: Thermodynamic length is a metric distance between equilibrium thermodynamic states. Among other interesting properties, this metric asymptotically bounds the dissipation induced by a finite time transformation of a thermodynamic system. It is also connected to the Jensen-Shannon divergence, Fisher information, and Rao's entropy differential metric. Therefore, thermodynamic length is of central interestin understanding matter out of equilibrium. In this Letter, we will consider how to denethermodynamic length for a small system described by equilibrium statistical mechanics and how to measure thermodynamic length within a computer simulation. Surprisingly, Bennett's classic acceptance ratio method for measuring free energy differences also measures thermodynamic length.
  • Physical Description: 4


  • STI Subject Categories: 75
  • Keyword: Computerized Simulation
  • Keyword: Statistical Mechanics
  • Keyword: Thermodynamics
  • STI Subject Categories: 74
  • STI Subject Categories: 71
  • Keyword: Transformations
  • Keyword: Entropy
  • Keyword: Free Energy
  • Keyword: Metrics


  • Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; Journal Volume: 99; Related Information: Journal Publication Date: 2007


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Report No.: LBNL-1924E
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 960377
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc926490