The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 216, Issue 1, pp 213–218 | Cite as

Work fluctuation theorem for a granular motor

  • J. Talbot
  • P. Viot
Regular Article


We apply kinetic theory and numerical simulation to the study of the fluctuation theorem for the work performed by an asymmetric piston immersed in a bath of gas particles. The symmetry function in the Brownian limit is predicted using a Langevin approach and is shown to be consistent with the numerical simulations.


European Physical Journal Special Topic Granular Temperature Symmetry Function Fluctuation Theorem Solid Friction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Talbot
    • 1
  • P. Viot
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique Théorique de la Matière Condensée, UPMC, CNRS UMRParis Cedex 05France

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