Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 127, Issue 1, pp 107–131

Fluctuation Theorem for Currents and Schnakenberg Network Theory


DOI: 10.1007/s10955-006-9233-5

Cite this article as:
Andrieux, D. & Gaspard, P. J Stat Phys (2007) 127: 107. doi:10.1007/s10955-006-9233-5


A fluctuation theorem is proved for the macroscopic currents of a system in a nonequilibrium steady state, by using Schnakenberg network theory. The theorem can be applied, in particular, in reaction systems where the affinities or thermodynamic forces are defined globally in terms of the cycles of the graph associated with the stochastic process describing the time evolution.


nonequilibrium steady state entropy production affinities thermodynamic forces fluctuation theorem 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Nonlinear Phenomena and Complex SystemsUniversité Libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium

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