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Statistical Mechanics of Time Independent Non-Dissipative Nonequilibrium States

Williams, Stephen; Evans, Denis


Amorphous solids are typically nonergodic and thus a more general formulation of statistical mechanics, with a clear link to thermodynamics, is required. We present a rigorous development of the nonergodic statistical mechanics and the resulting thermodynamics for a canonical ensemble, where the 6N dimensional phase space contains a set of distinct nonoverlapping domains. An ensemble member which is initially in one domain is assumed to remain there for a time long enough that the distribution...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Conference paper
Source: Complex Systems: 5th International Workshop on Complex Systems, Sendai, Japan, 25–28 September
DOI: 10.1063/1.2897894


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