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Fluctuations Relations for Nonequilibrium Systems

Searles, Debra; Evans, Denis

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Fluctuation relations have been developed over the past decade, which describe the statistical fluctuations in time-averaged properties of many-particle, nonequilibrium systems such as fluids. The fluctuation theorems show how thermodynamic irreversibility emerges from the time-reversible dynamics of the constituent molecules, and are thus of fundamental importance. The relationships also make quantitative predictions on fluctuations in small systems that are monitored over short periods, and...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorSearles, Debra
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Denis
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T23:07:48Z
dc.date.available2015-12-13T23:07:48Z
dc.identifier.issn0004-9425
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/86366
dc.description.abstractFluctuation relations have been developed over the past decade, which describe the statistical fluctuations in time-averaged properties of many-particle, nonequilibrium systems such as fluids. The fluctuation theorems show how thermodynamic irreversibility emerges from the time-reversible dynamics of the constituent molecules, and are thus of fundamental importance. The relationships also make quantitative predictions on fluctuations in small systems that are monitored over short periods, and these have been verified numerically and experimentally. Fluctuation theorems are thus anticipated to play an important role in the design of nanotechnological devices and understanding of biological processes. These relationships and their importance are summarized.
dc.publisherCSIRO Publishing
dc.sourceAustralian Journal of Chemistry
dc.subjectKeywords: Dynamics; Heat transfer; Nanotechnology; Statistical methods; Theorem proving; Thermodynamics; Density gradients; Nonequilibrium systems; Statistical fluctuations; Thermodynamic irreversibility; Fluids
dc.titleFluctuations Relations for Nonequilibrium Systems
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume57
dc.date.issued2004
local.identifier.absfor030704 - Statistical Mechanics in Chemistry
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub15228
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationSearles, Debra, Griffith University
local.contributor.affiliationEvans, Denis, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue12
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1119
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage1123
local.identifier.doi10.1071/CH04115
dc.date.updated2015-12-12T08:10:51Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-11144350607
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