Reference : Macroscopic constraints for the minimum entropy production principle
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http://hdl.handle.net/10993/10303
Macroscopic constraints for the minimum entropy production principle
English
Polettini, Matteo mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Physics and Materials Science Research Unit >]
16-Nov-2011
Physical Review. E
American Physical Society
84
5
Yes
International
[en] In an essential and quite general setup, based on networks, we identify Schnakenberg's observables as the constraints that prevent a system from relaxing to equilibrium, showing that, in the linear regime, steady states satisfy a minimum entropy production principle. The result is applied to master equation systems, opening a new path to a well-known version of the principle regarding invariant states. Moreover, with the aid of a simple example, the principle is shown to conform to Prigogine's original formulation. Finally, we discuss analogies and differences with a recently proposed maximum entropy production principle.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10993/10303
10.1103/PhysRevE.84.051117
http://pre.aps.org/abstract/PRE/v84/i5/e051117

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