Conduction at the onset of chaos
Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia Università di Padova, sezione INFN, and sezione CNISM, Via Marzolo 8, I-35131 Padova, Italy
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Received: 29 June 2016
Revised: 5 September 2016
Published online: 6 March 2017
After a general discussion of the thermodynamics of conductive processes, we introduce specific observables enabling the connection of the diffusive transport properties with the microscopic dynamics. We solve the case of Brownian particles, both analytically and numerically, and address then whether aspects of the classic Onsager's picture generalize to the non-local non-reversible dynamics described by logistic map iterates. While in the chaotic case numerical evidence of a monotonic relaxation is found, at the onset of chaos complex relaxation patterns emerge.
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