A flux fluctuation theorem proposed recently [Seitaridou, et al., J. Phys. Chem. B 111 (2007) 2288] on the relative probability of direct and reverse diffusion fluxes in a non-equilibrium steady state is related here to a non-equilibrium thermodynamic potential used in extended irreversible thermodynamics. This connection allows one to provide a new derivation of the theorem, which complements the previous one, to generalize it to other fluxes, and illustrates the thermodynamic relevance of this theorem. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Journal||Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Sep 2009|
- Extended irreversible thermodynamics
- Flux fluctuation theorem
- Maximum-entropy formalism
- Non-equilibrium thermodynamics