Information theory and thermodynamics of polymer solutions under flow

D. Jou, J. Casas-Vázquez, M. Criado-Sancho

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It is shown that the identification of the Lagrange multiplier conjugated to the viscous pressure tensor that was proposed in a previous paper [Physica A 233 (1996) 163-174] on information theory applied to fluids under flow yields for the orientational distribution function of dilute dumbbell solutions a result which coincides, for potential flows, with the solution of the microscopic kinetic equations. The implications for a nonequilibrium thermodynamics under flow are discussed. © 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-75
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999


  • Extended irreversible thermodynamics
  • Information theory
  • Nonequilibrium statistical mechanics
  • Polymer solutions

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