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Dynamical mechanisms leading to equilibration in two-component gases

Abstract : Demonstrating how microscopic dynamics cause large systems to approach thermal equilibrium remains an elusive, longstanding, and actively-pursued goal of statistical mechanics. We identify here a dynamical mechanism for thermalization in a general class of two-component dynamical Lorentz gases, and prove that each component, even when maintained in a non-equilibrium state itself, can drive the other to a thermal state with a well-defined effective temperature.
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  • ARXIV : 1601.01844




Paul E. Parris, Carlos Mejia-Monasterio. Dynamical mechanisms leading to equilibration in two-component gases. Physical Review E : Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, American Physical Society, 2016. ⟨hal-01408060⟩



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