04-70 G.L.Sewell
Quantum Macrostatistical Picture of Nonequilibrium Steady States (36K, TeX) Mar 9, 04
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Abstract. We apply our quantum macrostatistical treatment of irreversible processes [18] to prove that, in nonequilibrium steady states, (a) the hydrodynamical observables execute a generalised Onsager-Machlup [12] process and (b) the spatial correlations of these observables are generically of long range. The key assumptions behind these results are a nonequilibrium version of Onsager regression hypothesis [11], together with certain hypotheses of chaoticity and local equilibrium for hydrodynamical fluctuations.

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