Delle Site, L. and Ciccotti, G. and Hartmann, C.
(2017)
*Partitioning a macroscopic system into independent subsystems.*
Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, 2017
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pp. 1-13.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-5468/aa75db

## Abstract

We discuss the problem of partitioning a macroscopic system into a collection of independent subsystems. The partitioning of a system into replica-like subsystems is nowadays a subject of major interest in several fields of theoretical and applied physics. The thermodynamic approach currently favoured by practitioners is based on a phenomenological definition of an interface energy associated with the partition, due to a lack of easily computable expressions for a microscopic (i.e. particle-based) interface energy. In this article, we outline a general approach to derive sharp and computable bounds for the interface free energy in terms of microscopic statistical quantities. We discuss potential applications in nanothermodynamics and outline possible future directions.

Item Type: | Article |
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Additional Information: | SFB 1114 Preprint in arXiv:1703.10890 |

Subjects: | Mathematical and Computer Sciences > Mathematics > Applied Mathematics |

Divisions: | Department of Mathematics and Computer Science > Institute of Mathematics > BioComputing Group |

ID Code: | 2161 |

Deposited By: | Silvia Hoemke |

Deposited On: | 12 Dec 2017 18:15 |

Last Modified: | 13 Dec 2017 08:43 |

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