Microscopic expressions for the thermodynamic temperature

Owen G. Jepps, Gary Ayton, Denis J. Evans

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    We show that arbitrary phase space vector fields can be used to generate phase functions whose ensemble averages give the thermodynamic temperature. We describe conditions for the validity of these functions in periodic boundary systems and the molecular dynamics (MD) ensemble, and test them with a short-ranged potential MD simulation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)4757-4763
    Number of pages7
    JournalPhysical Review E
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2000


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