Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics of Small Systems
by A. Puglisi, A. Sarracino, A. Vulpiani (eds)
Publisher: MDPI AG 2018
Number of pages: 336
Applications of the thermodynamic and statistical mechanics of small systems range from molecular biology to micro-mechanics, including models of nano-transport, Brownian motors, and (living or artificial) self-propelled organisms.
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