Open-system nonequilibrium steady state: statistical thermodynamics, fluctuations, and chemical oscillations.

@article{Qian2006OpensystemNS,
  title={Open-system nonequilibrium steady state: statistical thermodynamics, fluctuations, and chemical oscillations.},
  author={H. P. Qian},
  journal={The journal of physical chemistry. B},
  year={2006},
  volume={110 31},
  pages={15063-74}
}
  • H. P. Qian
  • Published 2006 in The journal of physical chemistry. B
Gibbsian equilibrium statistical thermodynamics is the theoretical foundation for isothermal, closed chemical, and biochemical reaction systems. This theory, however, is not applicable to most biochemical reactions in living cells, which exhibit a range of interesting phenomena such as free energy transduction, temporal and spatial complexity, and kinetic proofreading. In this article, a nonequilibrium statistical thermodynamic theory based on stochastic kinetics is introduced, mainly through a… CONTINUE READING