The departure behavior of the observables from their thermal equilibrium expectation values was analyzed under heat flow in a steady-state nonequilibrium environment. The relationship between the momentum cumulants and the spatial distribution was also investigated. It was observed that the temperature profile for a given nonequilibrium steady state combined with deviations of physical observables could be used to develop a consistent description of spatial distribution of the observables. The results show that lower order cumulants characterize the difference of the nonequilibrium distribution from the one in local equilibrium.
|Journal||Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics|
|Issue number||5 1|
|Publication status||Published - 2004 Nov 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability
- Condensed Matter Physics