Quantum Limits to the Second Law of Thermodynamics

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First Conference

A. Perez-Madrid, T. Alarcon, J.M. Rubi
Vortex ratchet

Andrew Allison, Derek Abbott
The physical basis for Parrondo`s games

Benno Tilch, Frank Schweitzer, Werner Ebeling
Directed motion of Brownian particles with internal energy depot.
Physica A, vol. 273, no. 3/4 (1999) 294-314

C. Jarzynski, O. Mazonka
Feynman`s ratchet and pawl: an exactly solvable model.
Phys.Rev.E 59, 6448 (1999)

C.J. Olson, C. Reichhardt, B. Janko, Franco Nori
Collective Interaction-Driven Ratchet for Transporting Flux Quanta.

C.M. Arizmendi, Fereydoon Family, A. L. Salas-Brito
Quenched Disorder Effects on Deterministic Inertia Ratchets.

Choongseop Lee, Boldizsar Janko, Imre Derenyi, Albert-Laszlo Barabasi
Reducing vortex density in superconductors using the ratchet effect.

Dante R. Chialvo, Mark M. Millonas
Temporally Asymmetric Fluctuations are Sufficient for the Operation of a Correlation Ratchet.

Debasis Dan, A. M. Jayannavar
Energetics of a rocked inhomogeneous ratchets.

Debasis Dan, A. M. Jayannavar, Mangal C. Mahato
AC driven thermal ratchets.

Debasis Dan, Mangal C. Mahato, A. M. Jayannavar
Efficiency and current reversals in spatially inhomogeneous ratchets.
Int. J. Mod. Phys. B 14, 1585 (2000)

Debasis Dan, Mangal C. Mahato, A. M. Jayannavar
Motion in a rocked ratchet with spatially periodic friction.

Debasis Dan, Mangal C. Mahato, A. M. Jayannavar
Multiple current reversals in forced inhomogeneous ratchets.

E. Goldobin, A. Sterck, D. Koelle
Josephson vortex in a ratchet potential: Theory.

E. Kececioglu, B. Tanatar, M. Cemal Yalabik
A generalizad Fokker- Planck equation for the ratchet problem: Memory effects.

E. Trias, J. J. Mazo, F. Falo, T. P. Orlando
Depinning of kinks in a Josephson-junction ratchet array.

Ellen Baake, Wilfried Gabriel
Biological evolution through mutation, selection, and drift: An introductory review.
in: Ann. Rev. Comp. Phys. VII (D. Stauffer, ed.), pp. 203-264 (World Scientific, Singapore, 2000)

Fernando Falo, Pedro J. Martinez, Juan J. Mazo, Sofia Cilla
Ratchet potential for fluxons in Josephson-Junction arrays.
Europhysics Letters, 45, pp 700-706 (1999)

Franco Bagnoli, Michele Bezzi
An evolutionary model for simple ecosystems.

Frank Schweitzer, Benno Tilch, Werner Ebeling
Uphill Motion of Active Brownian Particles in Piecewise Linear Potentials.
European Physical Journal B, vol. 14 (2000) 157-168

Fumiko Takagi, Tsuyoshi Hondou
Thermal Noise Can Facilitate Energy Conversion by Ratchet System?

G. P. Tsironis, K. Lindenberg
Motor Proteins Have Highly Correlated Brownian Engines.
Adv. in Structural Bio. Vol. 5, 271 (1998)

Gen Tatara, Macoto Kikuchi, Satoshi Yukawa, Hiroshi Matsukawa
Dissipation Enhanced Asymmetric Transport in Quantum Ratchets.

Gianluca Lattanzi, Amos Maritan
Force Dependence of the Michaelis Constant in a Two-State Ratchet Model for Molecular Motors.
Physical Review Letters 86, 1134--1137 (2001)

Hideki Kamegawa, Tsuyoshi Hondou, Fumiko Takagi
Energetics of Forced Thermal Ratchet.

Hong Qian
A Stochastic Analysis of a Brownian Ratchet Model for Actin-Based Motility and Integrate-and-Firing Neurons.

I. M. Sokolov
Ideally Efficient Irreversible Molecular Gears.

I.M. Sokolov
Irreversible and reversible modes of operation of deterministic ratchets.

I.M. Sokolov
Optimizing a Ratchet Gear

Imre Derenyi, Choongseop Lee, Albert-Laszlo Barabasi
Ratchet Effect in Surface Electromigration: Smoothing Surfaces by an ac Field.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 1473 (1998)

Ivar Zapata, Roland Bartussek, Fernando Sols, Peter H?nggi
Voltage rectification by a SQUID ratchet.
Physical Review Letters (26 August 1996)

J. F. Wambaugh, C. Reichhardt, C. J. Olson, F. Marchesoni, Franco Nori
Superconducting Fluxon Pumps and Lenses.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 5106 (1999)

J.F. Wambaugh, C. Reichhardt, C.J. Olson
Ratchet-Induced Segregation and Transport of Non-Spherical Grains.

J.L. Mateos
Current Reversals in Chaotic Ratchets.
Acta Physica Polonica B, Vol. 32, No 2, 307-320 (2001)

Joel S. Bader, Richard W. Hammond, Steven A. Henck, Michael W. Deem, Gregory A. McDermott, James M. Bustillo, John W. Simpson, Gregory T. Mulhern, Jonathan M. Rothberg
DNA transport by a micromachined Brownian ratchet device.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 96(23): 13165-13169 (1999)

Jose L. Mateos
Chaotic Transport and Current Reversal in Deterministic Ratchets.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 258 (2000).

K.L. Sebastian
Molecular ratchets - verification of the principle of detailed balance.
Phys. Rev. E, 61, 937 (2000)

Ken Sekimoto
Energetics of thermal ratchet models.

Lorenzo Marrucci, Domenico Paparo, Markus Kreuzer
Fluctuating-friction molecular motors.

M. Arrayas, R. Mannella, P.V.E. McClintock, A.J. McKane, N.D. Stein
A ratchet driven by quasimonochromatic noise.

M. Borromeo, F. Marchesoni, G. Costantini
Deterministic ratchets: route to diffusive transport
Phys. Rev. E

M. Grifoni, M.S. Ferreira, J. Peguiron, J.B. Majer
Multi-band quantum ratchets
Physical Review Letters

M. V. Fistul
Symmetry broken motion of a periodically driven Brownian particle: nonadiabatic regime.

Maria Barbi, Mario Salerno
Stabilization of ratchet dynamics by weak periodic signals.

Mario Salerno, Niurka R. Quintero
Soliton ratchets.

Mark I. Visscher, Gerrit E.W Bauer
Charge Density Wave Ratchet.

Markus Porto, Michael Urbakh, Joseph Klafter
Molecular motor that never steps backwards.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 491 (2000)

Mauro Sellitto
Driven lattice glass as a ratchet and pawl machine.

Nikolai Brilliantov, Peter Strizhak
Nonstationary Transport by Internal White Noise and "Localization" in Ratchets.

Peter Reimann
Supersymmetric Ratchets.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 86, 4992, (2001)

Pierre Albarede
Fate stochastic management and policy benchmark in 421, a popular game.

Raul Toral, Pau Amengual, Sergio Mangioni
Parrondo`s games as a discrete ratchet

Risto Tammelo, Romi Mankin, Dmitri Martila
Three and four current reversals versus temperature in correlation ratchets with a simple sawtooh potential
Phys. Rev. E 66, 051101 (2002)

S. E. Mangioni, R. R. Deza, H. S. Wio
Transition from anomalous to normal hysteresis in a system of coupled Brownian motors: a mean field approach.

S. Weiss, D. Koelle, J. Mueller, K. Barthel, R. Gross
Ratchet effect in dc SQUIDs.

Satoshi Yukawa, Macoto Kikuchi, Gen Tatara, Hiroshi Matsukawa
Quantum Ratchets.

T.E. Humphrey, H. Linke, R. Newbury
Pumping Heat with Quantum Ratchets.

T.E. Humphrey, R. Newbury, R.P. Taylor, H. Linke
Reversible quantum Brownian heat engines for electrons
Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 116801 (2002)

Tor Schoenmeyr, Claus O. Wilke
Finite genome size can halt Muller`s ratchet.

Tsuyoshi Hondou
Transformation of dynamical fluctuation into coherent energy.

Xiao-hui Wang, Tobias Junno, Sven-Bertil Carlsson, Claes Thelander, Lars Samuelson
Coulomb Blockade Ratchet

Ya. M. Blanter, M. Buttiker
Rectification of Fluctuations in an Underdamped Ratchet.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 4040 (1998)

Zeno Farkas, Ferenc Szalai, Dietrich E. Wolf, Tamas Vicsek
Segregation of granular binary mixtures by a ratchet mechanism.

Chernogolovka, IMT RAS