Steady state thermodynamics

Yoshitsugu Oono, Marco Paniconi

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A phenomenological framework corresponding to equilibrium thermodynamics is constructed for steady states. All the key concepts including entropy are operationally defined. If a system is strictly linear, the resultant Gibbs relation justifies the postulated form in the extended irreversible thermodynamics. The resultant Maxwell's relations and stability criteria give various le Chatelier-Braun type qualitative predictions. A phenomenological fluctuation theory around steady states is also formulated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-44
Number of pages16
JournalProgress of Theoretical Physics Supplement
Issue number130
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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