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Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 090601 (2010) [4 pages]

Three Detailed Fluctuation Theorems

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Massimiliano Esposito 
Center for Nonlinear Phenomena and Complex Systems, Université Libre de Bruxelles, CP 231, Campus Plaine, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium

Christian Van den Broeck 
Faculty of Sciences, Hasselt University, B 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium

 Received 13 November 2009; published 1 March 2010

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The total entropy production of a trajectory can be split into an adiabatic and a nonadiabatic contribution, deriving, respectively, from the breaking of detailed balance via nonequilibrium boundary conditions or by external driving. We show that each of them, the total, the adiabatic, and the nonadiabatic trajectory entropy, separately satisfies a detailed fluctuation theorem.

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