On the fluctuation theorem for the dissipation function and its connection with response theory.
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Recently, there has been considerable interest in the fluctuation theorem (FT). The Evans-Searles FT shows how time reversible microscopic dynamics leads to irreversible macroscopic behavior as the system size or observation time increases. We show that the argument of this FT, the dissipation function, plays a central role in nonlinear response theory and derive the dissipation theorem, giving exact relations for nonlinear response of classical N-body systems that are more widely applicable than previous expressions. These expressions should be verifiable experimentally. When linearized they reduce to the well-known Green-Kubo expressions for linear response.
Journal of Chemical Physics
Copyright 2008 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. along with the following message: The following article appeared in J. Chem. Phys. 128, 014504 (2008) and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2812241