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Statistical Mechcanics and Thermodynamics of Dissipative Systems

Grant number: 98/00879-0
Support Opportunities:Research Projects - Thematic Grants
Duration: May 01, 1998 - April 30, 2000
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics
Principal Investigator:Roberto Luzzi
Grantee:Roberto Luzzi
Host Institution: Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin (IFGW). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Pesquisadores principais:
Aurea Rosas Vasconcellos


The area of activity of the group is centered on the mechanics and thermohydrodynamics of many-body systems arbitrarily away from equilibrium. The core of the Project consists into the study of the foundations, formalisms, and methods associated to this frontier field of Physics, including mechanical-statistical foudnations of irreversible thermodynamics and generalized nonlinear hydrodynamics, and the building of a reliable nonlinear quantum kinetic theory of a large scope. These objectives are accompanied with efforts to apply the basic theory to physical situations, of either scientific or technological interest, for which are available a satisfactory level of experimental results. Among them we may mention the physical - mainly optical and transport - properties of the photoinejected plasma in semiconductors, either in bulk or in systems with lower dimensionality (wires, pilars, etc.), the case of molecular polymers and biopolymers, including the study of symergetic self-organization, etc. (AU)

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