The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

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), pp. 228-232. (doi:10.1016/S0375-9601(98)00361-2).

Record type: Article


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.

Full text not available from this repository.

More information

Published date: 1998


Local EPrints ID: 29482
ISSN: 0375-9601
PURE UUID: 8c3adef5-e55a-49aa-95c4-715293a12103

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 12 Mar 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:57

Export record



Author: P.T. Landsberg
Author: J.S. Shiner

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton:

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.