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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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Stephan de Bievre, Carlos Mejia-Monasterio, Parris P.E.. Dynamical mechanisms leading to equilibration in two-component gases. Physical Review E , American Physical Society (APS), 2016, ⟨10.1103/PhysRevE.93.050103⟩. ⟨hal-01408537⟩



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