Work and dissipation in 2D clustersK. Nelissen1, B. Partoens1 and C. Van den Broeck2
1 Departement Fysica, Universiteit Antwerpen - Groenenborgerlaan 171, B-2020 Antwerpen, Belgium, EU
2 Departement WNI, Universiteit Hasselt - Agoralaan, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium, EU
received 29 September 2009; accepted in final form 15 October 2009; published November 2009
published online 4 November 2009
We show by extensive numerical simulations, that far-from-equilibrium experiments on dusty plasmas and on dipole particles in a circular cavity are good candidates for the verification of the Jarzynski equality, the Crooks relation and, to a lesser extent, of the recently obtained microscopic expression for the dissipated work.
05.70.Ln - Nonequilibrium and irreversible thermodynamics.
52.27.Lw - Dusty or complex plasmas; plasma crystals.
82.70.Dd - Colloids.
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