Temperature profiles in Hamiltonian heat conduction

J. P. Eckmann, L. S. Young

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We study heat transport in the context of Hamiltonian and related stochastic models with nearest-neighbor coupling, and derive a universal law for the temperature profiles of a large class of such models. This law contains a parameter α, and is linear only when α = 1. The value of α depends on energy-exchange mechanisms, including the range of motion of tracer particles and their times of flight.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)790-796
Number of pages7
JournalEurophysics Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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