Department of Physics Papers

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

8-26-2002

Publication Source

Physical Review Letters

Volume

89

Issue

9

Start Page

095703-1

Last Page

095703-4

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevLett.89.095703

Abstract

Fluctuations in a model of a sheared, zero-temperature foam are studied numerically. Five different quantities that independently reduce to the true temperature in an equilibrium thermal system are calculated. One of the quantities is calculated up to an unknown coefficient. The other four quantities have the same value and all five have the same shear-rate dependence. These results imply that statistical mechanics is useful for the system even though it is far from thermal equilibrium.

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© 2002 American Physical Society. You can view the original article at: https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.89.095703

Comments

At the time of publication, author Douglas J. Durian was affiliated with University of California, Los Angeles. Currently, he is a faculty member at the Physics Department at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Date Posted:10 October 2017

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