Mesoscopic Coulomb drag, broken detailed balance and fluctuation relations

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Sánchez, Rafael
López, Rosa
Sánchez, David
Buttiker, Markus
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When a biased conductor is put in proximity with an unbiased conductor a drag current can be induced in the absence of detailed balance. This is known as the Coulomb drag effect. However, even in this situation far away from equilibrium where detailed balance is explicitly broken, theory predicts that fluctuation relations are satisfied. This surprising effect has, to date, not been confirmed experimentally. Here we propose a system consisting of a capacitively coupled double quantum dot where the nonlinear fluctuation relations are verified in the absence of detailed balance.
Comment: 4 pages, 3 figures
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Condensed Matter - Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics, Condensed Matter - Statistical Mechanics
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