Thermodynamic potentials for non-equilibrium systems

Orazio Descalzi, Servet Martinez, Enrique Tirapegui

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The notion of non-equilibrium potential for systems far from equilibrium is reviewed and the relation to the reversed process is examined. The potential is constructed in the neighborhood of the homogeneous attractors for a non-variational extended system, namely the subcritical complex Ginzburg-Landau equation. This construction is the second known example of a Lyapunov functional for a non-variational system.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 12 Nov 2001
EventChaos, Solitons and Fractals -
Duration: 12 Nov 2001 → …


ConferenceChaos, Solitons and Fractals
Period12/11/01 → …

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