Non ergodic thermal equilibration in a non equilibrium many-polymer- chain system
Wen-Jong Ma1,2*, Chin-Kun Hu2
1Graduate Institute of Applied Physics, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan
2Insitute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
* presenting author:Wen-Jong Ma,
A system composed of filament-like bead-spring polymer chains can stay at a temperature-varying non-equilibrium “quasi-steady” situation [1], in which the velocity distribution of monomers is described by a generalized Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution, which is in the form of Tsallis q-Gaussian [2] with a fixed value for q. In this study, we carried out a detailed examination on the effects of anisotropy along the backbones of the chains on the dynamics of the monomers, which underscore a scenario of non-ergodic thermal equilibration for mechanically dynamic-balanced systems.

[1] W.-J. Ma, and C.-K. Hu, J. Phys. Soc. Japan 79, 024006 (2010).
[2] C. Tsallis: J. Stat. Phys. 52, 479 (1988).

Keywords: Maxwell-Boltzmann, statistical mechanics, non ergodic, polymer