Special Issue "Simulation with Entropy Thermodynamics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020) | Viewed by 33084
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Interests: out-of-equilibrium thermodynamics; solid-state physics; thermoelectricity; living systems; thermodynamics optimization; network thermodynamics; ecological economics
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Energy conversion processes are at the heart of many of the challenges currently faced by our communities. Among them, the issues of entropy production and dissipation are particularly important. Not generally adhering to variational principles, the study of these processes remains an area that is not fully explored. The development of tools for simulating entropic processes, based on proven theoretical foundations, is a challenge, from both a fundamental and an applied point of view.
Among the issues discussed are those concerning the operating points of the processes, somewhere between minimizing and maximizing entropy production, or the famous principle of maximum power.
This Special Issue aims to address a broad audience, covering the sciences of condensed matter by including quantum aspects, the sciences of soft matter by including stochastic processes, and the sciences of life by including the optimization of unbalanced behaviors. In addition, a place will also be given to the economic sciences in their ecological dimension.
By considering this topic from multiple perspectives relating physical systems to engineering, living systems, or fundamental processes, this special volume aims to provide the reader with an overview of the associated issues, which are addressed by simulations.
The main topics of this Special Issue include (but not limited to):
* Entropy production, dissipation, and optimization
* Bond-graph and pseudo-bond-graph simulation
* Linear out-of-equilibrium processes
* Far form equilibrium, including large deviation processes
* Quantum Thermodynamics
* Network Thermodynamics
* Stochastic Thermodynamics
* Biological processes
* Entropy and Information
* Ecological Economics
Prof. Dr. Christophe Goupil
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Entropy is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Out-of-equilibrium thermodynamics
- Solid-state physics
- Quantum thermodynamics
- Living systems
- Network Thermodynamics
- Ecological Economics.