The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 226, Issue 3, pp 373–382 | Cite as

Conduction at the onset of chaos

  • Fulvio BaldovinEmail author
Regular Article
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Nonlinearity, Nonequilibrium and Complexity: Questions and Perspectives in Statistical Physics


After a general discussion of the thermodynamics of conductive processes, we introduce specific observables enabling the connection of the diffusive transport properties with the microscopic dynamics. We solve the case of Brownian particles, both analytically and numerically, and address then whether aspects of the classic Onsager’s picture generalize to the non-local non-reversible dynamics described by logistic map iterates. While in the chaotic case numerical evidence of a monotonic relaxation is found, at the onset of chaos complex relaxation patterns emerge.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia Università di Padova, sezione INFN, and sezione CNISMPadovaItaly

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