Disorder and complexity in and ideal on-equilibrium Fermi gas


Landsberg, P.T. and Shiner, J.S. (1998) Disorder and complexity in and ideal on-equilibrium Fermi gas. Physics Letters A, 245, (3-4), 228-232. (doi:10.1016/S0375-9601(98)00361-2).

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A model of a non-equilibrium ideal Fermi gas has been devised which is simple enough to be treated analytically. Its properties are compared with a matching equilibrium gas and functions for “disorder” and “complexity” are defined and evaluated. The non-equilibrium entropy increases with “order” up to a certain particle number. Beyond this, the system reverts to the more usual behaviour of entropy increasing with “disorder”. But this tendency is only slight in this model.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0375-9601 (print)
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Mathematics > Applied Mathematics
ePrint ID: 29482
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:17
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/29482

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