Consistent thermodynamic framework for interacting particles by neglecting thermal noise.

@article{Nobre2015ConsistentTF,
  title={Consistent thermodynamic framework for interacting particles by neglecting thermal noise.},
  author={Fernando D. Nobre and Evaldo M. F. Curado and Andre M. C. Souza and R. F. S. Andrade},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2015},
  volume={91 2},
  pages={022135}
}
An effective temperature θ, conjugated to a generalized entropy s(q), was introduced recently for a system of interacting particles. Since θ presents values much higher than those of typical room temperatures T≪θ, the thermal noise can be neglected (T/θ≃0) in these systems. Moreover, the consistency of this definition, as well as of a form analogous to the first law of thermodynamics, du=θds(q)+δW, were verified lately by means of a Carnot cycle, whose efficiency was shown to present the usual… CONTINUE READING