Statistical mechanical theory for steady-state systems. III. Heat flow in a Lennard-Jones fluid.

@article{Attard2005StatisticalMT,
  title={Statistical mechanical theory for steady-state systems. III. Heat flow in a Lennard-Jones fluid.},
  author={Phil Attard},
  journal={The Journal of chemical physics},
  year={2005},
  volume={122 24},
  pages={
          244105
        }
}
  • P. Attard
  • Published 22 June 2005
  • Physics, Engineering
  • The Journal of chemical physics
A statistical mechanical theory for heat flow is developed based upon the second entropy for dynamical transitions between energy moment macrostates. The thermal conductivity, as obtained from a Green-Kubo integral of a time correlation function, is derived as an approximation from these more fundamental theories, and its short-time dependence is explored. A new expression for the thermal conductivity is derived and shown to converge to its asymptotic value faster than the traditional Green… 
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