Fluctuation Theorem for Currents and Schnakenberg Network Theory
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- 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.