Quenching of a Brownian oscillator

V. A. Shneidman, Donald R Uhlmann

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The thermodynamic behavior of a Brownian oscillator is a fluid with diverging viscosity is asymptotically analyzed. Its kinetics in a cooled and reheated systems with the viscosity is analyzed. An explicit expression is derived for the temperature-dependent specific heat in a quench-heating cycle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3954-3957
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

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