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Musings on thermostats

Evans, Denis J.; Searles, Debra J.; Williams, Stephen R.

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In 2005, Bright et al. gave numerical evidence that among the family of time reversible deterministic thermostats known as μ-thermostats, the conventional μ=1 thermostat proposed by Hoover and Evans is the only thermostat that is capable of generating an equilibrium state. Using the recently discovered relaxation theorem, we give a mathematical proof that this is true.

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Date published: 2010-09-10
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/16880
Source: The Journal of Chemical Physics
DOI: 10.1063/1.3486092

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