Steady-state properties of a finite system driven by a chemical-potential gradient

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  • Jørgen Vitting Andersen
  • Ole G. Mouritsen

A two-dimensional lattice-gas model with repulsive interactions periodically infinite in one dimension and finite in the other is driven into a mass-transporting steady state by asymmetric chemical potentials applied at the open edges. By computer-simulation techniques the steady-state current, the mass profile, and the order-parameter profile are calculated. The driven system is found to display a nonequilibrium phase behavior controlled by the mass flux.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)440-443
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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