The European Physical Journal E

, 39:125

Non-local fluctuation phenomena in liquids

  • F. Croccolo
  • J. M. Ortiz de Zárate
  • J. V. Sengers

DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2016-16125-3

Cite this article as:
Croccolo, F., Ortiz de Zárate, J.M. & Sengers, J.V. Eur. Phys. J. E (2016) 39: 125. doi:10.1140/epje/i2016-16125-3
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Non-isothermal transport in complex fluids


Fluids in non-equilibrium steady states exhibit long-range fluctuations which extend over the entire system. They can be described by non-equilibrium thermodynamics and fluctuating hydrodynamics that assume local equilibrium for the thermophysical properties as a function of space and time. The experimental evidence for the consistency between this assumption of local equilibrium in the equations and the non-local fluctuation phenomena observed is reviewed.

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Topical Issue: Non-isothermal transport in complex fluids 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Croccolo
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. M. Ortiz de Zárate
    • 3
  • J. V. Sengers
    • 4
  1. 1.Laboratoire des Fluides Complexes et leurs Réservoirs, UMR 5150Université de Pau et des Pays de l’AdourAngletFrance
  2. 2.Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)ParisFrance
  3. 3.Departamento de Física Aplicada I, Facultad de FísicaUniversidad ComplutenseMadridSpain
  4. 4.Institute for Physical Science and TechnologyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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