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Title: Detailed balance in micro- and macrokinetics and micro-distinguishability of macro-processes
Authors: Gorban, A. N.
First Published: 16-Sep-2014
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Results in Physics 2014, 4, pp. 142-147 (6)
Abstract: We develop a general framework for the discussion of detailed balance and analyse its microscopic background. We find that there should be two additions to the well-known T- or PT-invariance of the microscopic laws of motion: 1. Equilibrium should not spontaneously break the relevant T- or PT-symmetry. 2. The macroscopic processes should be microscopically distinguishable to guarantee persistence of detailed balance in the model reduction from micro- to macrokinetics. We briefly discuss examples of the violation of these rules and the corresponding violation of detailed balance.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.rinp.2014.09.002
eISSN: 2211-3797
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright 2014 The Author. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (
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