Nonequilibrium Distribution of the Microscopic Thermal Current in Steady Thermal Transport Systems

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/598984
Title:
Nonequilibrium Distribution of the Microscopic Thermal Current in Steady Thermal Transport Systems
Authors:
Yukawa, Satoshi; Ogushi, Fumiko; Shimada, Takashi; Ito, Nobuyasu
Abstract:
Nonequilibrium distribution of the microscopic thermal current is investigated by direct molecular dynamics simulations. The microscopic thermal current in this study is defined by a flow of kinetic energy carried by a single particle. Asymptotic parallel and antiparallel tails of the nonequilibrium distribution to an average thermal current are identical to ones of equilibrium distribution with different temperatures. These temperatures characterizing the tails are dependent on a characteristic length in which a memory of dynamics is completely erased by several particle collisions. This property of the tails of nonequilibrium distribution is confirmed in other thermal transport systems. In addition, statistical properties of a particle trapped by a harmonic potential in a steady thermal conducting state are also studied. This particle feels a finite force parallel to the average thermal current as a consequence of the skewness of the distribution of the current. This force is interpreted as the microscopic origin of thermophoresis.
Citation:
Yukawa S, Ogushi F, Shimada T, Ito N (2010) Nonequilibrium Distribution of the Microscopic Thermal Current in Steady Thermal Transport Systems. Progress of Theoretical Physics Supplement 184: 415–428. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1143/ptps.184.415.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press (OUP)
Journal:
Progress of Theoretical Physics Supplement
KAUST Grant Number:
KUKI1-005-04
Issue Date:
2010
DOI:
10.1143/ptps.184.415
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0375-9687
Sponsors:
This work was partly supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)No. 19340110, a Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B) No. 19740238 from the MinistryEducation, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Japan, and the GlobalResearch Partnership of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KUKI1-005-04).
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dc.contributor.authorYukawa, Satoshien
dc.contributor.authorOgushi, Fumikoen
dc.contributor.authorShimada, Takashien
dc.contributor.authorIto, Nobuyasuen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T13:50:36Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-25T13:50:36Zen
dc.date.issued2010en
dc.identifier.citationYukawa S, Ogushi F, Shimada T, Ito N (2010) Nonequilibrium Distribution of the Microscopic Thermal Current in Steady Thermal Transport Systems. Progress of Theoretical Physics Supplement 184: 415–428. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1143/ptps.184.415.en
dc.identifier.issn0375-9687en
dc.identifier.doi10.1143/ptps.184.415en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/598984en
dc.description.abstractNonequilibrium distribution of the microscopic thermal current is investigated by direct molecular dynamics simulations. The microscopic thermal current in this study is defined by a flow of kinetic energy carried by a single particle. Asymptotic parallel and antiparallel tails of the nonequilibrium distribution to an average thermal current are identical to ones of equilibrium distribution with different temperatures. These temperatures characterizing the tails are dependent on a characteristic length in which a memory of dynamics is completely erased by several particle collisions. This property of the tails of nonequilibrium distribution is confirmed in other thermal transport systems. In addition, statistical properties of a particle trapped by a harmonic potential in a steady thermal conducting state are also studied. This particle feels a finite force parallel to the average thermal current as a consequence of the skewness of the distribution of the current. This force is interpreted as the microscopic origin of thermophoresis.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was partly supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)No. 19340110, a Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B) No. 19740238 from the MinistryEducation, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Japan, and the GlobalResearch Partnership of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KUKI1-005-04).en
dc.publisherOxford University Press (OUP)en
dc.titleNonequilibrium Distribution of the Microscopic Thermal Current in Steady Thermal Transport Systemsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalProgress of Theoretical Physics Supplementen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Earth and Space Science, Osaka University, Toyonaka 560-0043, Japanen
dc.contributor.institutionThe Theoretical Biochemistry Laboratory, RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, Wako 351-0198, Japanen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Applied Physics, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8656, Japanen
kaust.grant.numberKUKI1-005-04en
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