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Steepest entropy ascent quantum thermodynamic model

Microstructure Evolution of NFAs under neutron irradiation and He implantation

Electron and phonon transport applied to dielectric breakdown 

An advanced nonequilibrium thermodynamic model for electron and phonon transport across interfaces is formulated based on the steepest-entropy-ascent quantum thermodynamics framework. This framework, based on the principle of steepest entropy ascent (or the equivalent maximum entropy production principle), inherently satisfies the laws of thermodynamics and mechanics and is applicable at all temporal and spatial scales even in the far-from-equilibrium realm.

Transient temperature of (a) phonons and (b) electrons in an electron-phonon coupling system.
Transient temperature of (a) phonons and (b) electrons in an electron-phonon coupling system. Each pair of solid and dashed curves in (a) and each solid curve in (b) belongs to a particular local system ordered from top to bottom in the figure by local systems 1, 5, 10, 11, 15, and 20.