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Large deviation approach to non equilibrium processes in stochastic lattice gases

Research paper by L. Bertini, A. De Sole, D. Gabrielli, G. Jona-Lasinio, C. Landim

Indexed on: 24 Feb '06Published on: 24 Feb '06Published in: Mathematics - Probability



Abstract

We present a review of recent work on the statistical mechanics of non equilibrium processes based on the analysis of large deviations properties of microscopic systems. Stochastic lattice gases are non trivial models of such phenomena and can be studied rigorously providing a source of challenging mathematical problems. In this way, some principles of wide validity have been obtained leading to interesting physical consequences.