Momentum transfer in nonequilibrium steady states

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  • When a Brownian object interacts with noninteracting gas particles under nonequilibrium conditions, energy dissipation associated with Brownian motion causes an additional force on the object as a "momentum transfer deficit." This principle is demonstrated first by a new nonequilibrium steady state model and then applied to several known models such as an adiabatic piston for which a simple explanation has been lacking. © 2012 American Physical Society.
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  • Fruleux A; Kawai R; Sekimoto K
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  • 108
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  • 16