Microscopic models for heat conduction
- Event time: 11:30am
- Event date: 16th December 2015
- Speaker: Ricardo Falcao (Federal University of São João del-Rei Brazil)
- Location: Room 2511, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB
The derivation of Fourier's law for heat conduction from a microscopic Hamiltonian dynamics is still an open problem from a fundamental point of view. In this scenario the study of hybrid models have the advantage to be mathematically tractable, but still related to realistic models. In this talk I will present an integral representation for the correlation functions of harmonic and anharmonic chains of oscillators with self-consistent reservoirs. This integral formalism is suitable for the study of the correlations time decay, as well as the correlations behavior in the steady state.
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