Accession Number : AD0773481

Title :   A Comment on Fluctuations around Non-Equilibrium Steady States.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND PROJECT SQUID HEADQUARTERS

Personal Author(s) : Nitzan,A. ; Ross,John

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The authors study fluctuations around non-equilibrium steady states of some model nonlinear chemical systems. A previous result which states that the mean square fluctuation computed from a master equation in the space of internal states of the reacting species is identical to that calculated from Einstein's fluctuation formula, is shown to be wrong. Analysis of fluctuations of that master equation leads to a result identical to that obtained from a master equation for the total concentration of the reacting species, which is different from the equilibrium (Einstein's relation) result. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Reaction kinetics, *Chemical equilibrium, Variations, Steady state, Chemical reactions

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE