Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 91, Issue 5–6, pp 979–990 | Cite as

A Non-Maxwellian Steady Distribution for One-Dimensional Granular Media

  • D. Benedetto
  • E. Caglioti
  • J. A. Carrillo
  • M. Pulvirenti


We consider a nonlinear Fokker–Planck equation for a one-dimensional granular medium. This is a kinetic approximation of a system of nearly elastic particles in a thermal bath. We prove that homogeneous solutions tend asymptotically in time toward a unique non-Maxwellian stationary distribution.

Granular media inelastic collisions, kinetic equations Fokker–Planck 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Benedetto
    • 1
  • E. Caglioti
    • 1
  • J. A. Carrillo
    • 2
  • M. Pulvirenti
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di MatematicaUniversità di Roma La SapienzaRomeItaly
  2. 2.Departamento de Matemática AplicadaUniversidad de GranadaGranadaSpain

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