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author = {Endres, RG},
doi = {10.1038/s41598-017-14485-8},
journal = {Scientific Reports},
title = {Entropy production selects nonequilibrium states in multistable systems},
url = {},
volume = {7},
year = {2017}

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AB - Far-from-equilibrium thermodynamics underpins the emergence of life, but how has been a long-outstanding puzzle. Best candidate theories based on the maximum entropy production principle could not be unequivocally proven, in part due to complicated physics, unintuitive stochastic thermodynamics, and the existence of alternative theories such as the minimum entropy production principle. Here, we use a simple, analytically solvable, one-dimensional bistable chemical system to demonstrate the validity of the maximum entropy production principle. To generalize to multistable stochastic system, we use the stochastic least-action principle to derive the entropy production and its role in the stability of nonequilibrium steady states. This shows that in a multistable system, all else being equal, the steady state with the highest entropy production is favored, with a number of implications for the evolution of biological, physical, and geological systems.
AU - Endres,RG
DO - 10.1038/s41598-017-14485-8
PY - 2017///
SN - 2045-2322
TI - Entropy production selects nonequilibrium states in multistable systems
T2 - Scientific Reports
UR -
UR -
VL - 7
ER -